DUBLIN, Va. -

When it comes to leaving a so-called "environmental footprint," more businesses are trying to make that as small as possible. The Volvo plant in Dublin says its shoe size is a big, fat zero when it comes to dumping trash in a landfill.

Volvo, one of the largest truck manufacturers in the world, says since mid-June, its Dublin plant hasn't dumped any trash in any landfill.

Lars Blomberg is the general manager at Volvo's Dublin facility. Blomberg said since mid-summer: "We have become better and  better and today we actually don't send anything to landfill anymore."

Volvo calls it "zero landfill status," meaning there isn't a single piece of cardboard, plastic, Styrofoam, paper or any other material, that leaves this 1.6 million square foot plant and ends up at a local dump site.

The plan, Volvo says, is fairly simple; reuse, re-purpose or recycle everything that comes out of this plant.

That goes for small cardboard boxes that used to be destroyed, not anymore.

Even sludge and other liquids are trucked to another Virginia plant where they're converted from waste to energy.

Step into the bathrooms, and the message even there, is about recycling. Several different bins line the walls next to the sinks.

Volvo says in 2003, it began rethinking how it handles waste. Soon, different bins found their way to the production floor and many employees bought in to the zero landfill mindset.  Robert Miles says the plan makes sense.

"No I think it's very easy to do," said Miles. "I mean, we've got marked recycle bins and it just takes a thought process in order to be able to put the recyclables where they need to go."