MillerCoors announces its Milwaukee operations have gone landfill-free

Freeman Staff

June 9, 2015

MILWAUKEE —MillerCoors announced Tuesday that its Milwaukee Brewery and corporate offices are landfill-free. The company eliminated 65 tons of waste that was previously sent to landfills each month from its brewery and corporate offices.

According to the announcement, this is the first time MillerCoors first complete campus – brewery plus corporate offices – has achieve landfill-free operations and the seventh of the company’s eight major breweries to reach this milestone.

“We’re proud to achieve landfill-free status in the place we’ve called home for more than 160 years,” said Fernando Palacios, executive vice president and chief integrated supply chain officer. “MillerCoors remains committed to protecting local resources, lessening our impact on the environment and being a good neighbor by continuing to look for ways we can brew beer more sustainably, including eliminating waste sent to landfills.”

The Milwaukee Brewery reduced waste by 19 percent during the past year and now generates approximately 15 tons of residual waste per month, which cannot be reused or recycled, is sent to a waste-to-energy facility in La Crosse.