Today, we not only collect their solid waste, but thanks to the responsible, forward-thinking actions of Calgary Co-op, recover 300 tonnes of cardboard for recycling every month. Together, we recycled the equivalent of nearly five million trees and reused more than two million tires in 2007. Here you can find the policies that govern all aspects of our company operations. As we grow, we will continue to challenge ourselves to offer the best, most efficient and environmentally responsible solid waste solution for multi-location customers — one location at a time. And every year, we offer scholarships to students of environmental technology and environmental science. At Lachenaie, our gas recovery systems provide a capture rate of emissions in excess of 90%. On our two largest landfill sites — Seneca Meadows in central New York and Lachenaie outside Montreal — we operate landfill gas-to-energy plants.
As the operator of 22 landfill sites in Canada and the U. The Progressive Waste Solutions YouTube channel is intended to share our company videos with customers, employees and residents throughou. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact customer. As the third largest non-hazardous solid waste solutions provider in North America, Progressive Waste Solutions provides services to more than four million commercial, industrial and residential customers in six provinces in Canada and in 12 states and the District of Columbia in the United States. We believe our bottom up approach to business and our guiding principles of continuous improvement, environmental stewardship, active community involvement, ongoing reinvestment and employee skills development are the keys to our success. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling in the United States diverted 82 million tons of material away from landfills and incinerators in 2006, representing a recycle rate of 32.
To address this opportunity and fundamental environmental need, we provide one of the leading recycling and recovery service offerings as part of our integrated waste collection business model. We employ more than 7,000 people who provide collection, recycling and landfill disposal solutions in our valued local markets. Read more about our history, mission and values, as well as the reasons our customers give for choosing Progressive as their environmental services provider. Seneca Meadows and Lachenaie are at the forefront of landfill innovation. From our engine building onsite, we generate four megawatts of electricity per hour, enough to power 2,500 homes annually, and deliver much of this energy straight into the Quebec electrical grid. The new brand name will help the Company present a unified identity to its stakeholders as it continues to grow and build a sustainable future in the communities it serves. It wants to work with a partner that can be trusted to deliver timely, responsive and cost-effective services — now and in the future.
Our local managers are well versed in our business processes and market-focused strategies and understand that our foremost objective is continuous improvement. First, Progressive Waste Solutions embraces a disciplined, methodical and measurable approach to providing reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible waste solutions. For example, at our Calgary, Alberta landfill, we are introducing a methane oxidation process to reduce methane greenhouse gas emissions. As demand grows, our challenge is to perform this service as effectively as possible. We manage our business from the bottom up, putting decision-making in the hands of our seasoned local management teams who are in the best position to understand and meet the needs of our customers and communities. Progressive Waste Solutions is one of North America's largest full-service, vertically integrated waste solutions companies, providing non-hazardous waste collection, recycling and landfill disposal services to more than four million customers. The community appreciated this extra effort.
We are proud of the resources we bring to our communities. Landry Parish, Louisiana when we were awarded an exclusive five-year contract for all residential, roll-off and front-load collection. Their talent, experience and vision continue to help Progressive Waste Solutions grow as a company and provide superior value to our commercial, residential and public sector customers. In all of our communities, we work with local suppliers and contractors to create and sustain local jobs. Third, Progressive Waste Solutions thinks beyond today and challenges current waste management practices by seeking to provide responsible and cost-effective solutions for the future. We are the third largest non-hazardous solid waste management company in North America.
We serve the needs of commercial, industrial and residential customers. In 2007 we received a permit that extends the life of Seneca Meadows into 2023, allowing us to continue serving the needs of the New York population and contributing to the Seneca Falls community. The Progressive Waste Solutions YouTube channel is intended to share our company videos with customers, employees and residents throughout the communities we serve. To this end, we approach recycling as we do all other forms of collection — with a focus on maximizing efficiency and productivity on a route-by-route, market-by-market basis. Progressive Waste Solutions is the third-largest waste services company in North America. Finding and switching to a new waste services provider for more than 33,000 homes and thousands of businesses was a challenge that kept Katry Martin, Executive Director of the Solid Waste Board in St.
. Giving back in more ways than one is our way of being a good neighbour. Helping to make our communities a better place to live benefits us all. At Seneca Meadows, 18 generators produce 17 megawatts of electricity per hour. Progressi ve Waste Solutions provides services in various markets throughout the U. In Canada, 93% of households had access to at least one form of recycling program in 2006.
This is not a simple task for a company that operates close to 500 stores from British Columbia to Ontario that are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are the third largest non-hazardous solid waste management company in North America. We did all of this because it was the right thing to do. The Progressive Waste Solutions Facebook page is intended to share recent news from the company and to encourage open conver sation with customers and employees. Progressive Waste Solutions is one of North America's largest full-service, vertically integrated waste solutions companies, providing non-hazardous waste collection, recycling and landfill disposal services to more than four million commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. We serve the needs of commercial, industrial and residential customers. At our Lachenaie landfill site, we have reached thousands of students through our Mobius program and taught them about the benefits of recycling.
The unique education, training, experience, cultural backgrounds and life experiences of our company leaders combine to deliver style of bottom-up management that delivers the most effective and responsive waste services available. Second, it shares this commitment with customers, employees and partners to make progress toward environmentally sound communities. Whether you need residential trash collection and recycling or commercial trash compactor service you can trust Waste Connections of Pennsylvania to meet all of your recycling and waste disposal needs. We make donations, both at the corporate and local level, to many charitable organizations. We have worked in partnership with school boards and schools in both Canada and the U. Quality recoverable material is harvested and then marketed to post-consumer mills for the best attainable product value.
To become the shopping destination of choice, Calgary Co-op has always thought ahead about how it can best serve the future needs of its communities and to this end, has made a long-term commitment to environmental best practices. We work closely with our commercial, industrial and municipal customers to ensure they can advance their waste diversion strategies for the future. Today, through eight material recovery facilities in Canada and 10 in the U. In 2010, we acquired Waste Services, Inc. Our corporate challenge is the same challenge that we all face as citizens — trying our best to harmonize with nature and preserve the world for our children.