New York City-based Dish, one of the biggest U.S. electronics manufacturers, is making the move to ditch its dumping practice in favor of more eco-friendly alternatives.
The move to replace its dung-dumpster dive with an energy-efficient recycling bin and composting plant is part of a strategy to cut its carbon footprint and help meet President Trump’s commitment to clean energy.
While the company says the move is being made to save energy, the decision to ditch the dumpster diving comes after months of complaints about the dung dumpster’s environmental impacts.
Dish told the New York Times that it is “actively seeking ways to reduce its footprint and energy footprint.”
Dish is now the first U.K. electronics manufacturer to voluntarily phase out the dumpstering practice, which has been around for years, as the company has become increasingly reliant on natural gas for electricity.
The company said it will also recycle materials that have already been collected by employees.
The dumpster dive will be replaced by a new bin and green-energy plant that will be built in the city’s Harlem neighborhood.
The project is expected to create approximately 50 new jobs.