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›› Does your property have an in-house recycling program?
Yes

›› If yes, what materials are collected for recycling?
Cardboard, aluminum, plastic, and glass.

›› Does your property have a contract with an established recycling hauler or business?
Yes

›› What kind/How many/and where are your recycling containers located in the facility?
12 containers

›› What kind of beverage containers does your property use (i.e. glass, plastic, aluminum cans).Does your property provide recycling bins for these containers.
China, glass

›› Does your facility evaluate and/or measure the success of recycling and waste reduction initiatives at least annually?
No

›› Does your facility have a program in place to train your employees of your recycling / waste prevention program?
Yes

›› Does your property promote your recycling / waste prevention activities to your guests and let them know how they can participate?
Yes

›› Will your property will be willing to put in client contracts that specific recycling must take place during their events?
Yes

›› Does your facility practice energy conservation?
Yes

›› If yes, please describe program components.
Energy efficient work lighting. Energy lamp replacement.

›› Does your facility contract for landscape maintenance?
yes

›› If so, is the facility or the contractor responsible for disposal of yard waste materials?
Yes

›› How is the landscape debris/yard waste generated by your facility disposed of? (e.g taken to the landfill, mulched, or composted)
Mulched

›› Does your facility compost yard waste on site or is it managed by a local contractor?
N/A

›› Do you utilize compost from recovered yard waste on site in landscaping?
Yes

›› Does your facility minimize water usage in planning landscape projects (e.g. xeriscaping)?
Yes

›› What type of landscape watering system do you use (e.g. drip irrigation, sprinklers)
Sprinklers

›› Does your property offer double-sided copying at a reduced rate (less than two single sheets)?
Yes

›› Does your facility have low flush devices installed in bathrooms?
Yes

›› Does your facility have other water conservation measures in place?
Yes

›› Will we be able to use china service at all food and beverage functions?
Yes

›› Will you commit to serving any 'box lunches' buffet style?
Yes

›› Can cloth napkins/cloth table cloths be used at all food & beverage events?
Yes

›› Can bartenders be instructed not to automatically give cocktail napkins with drinks (but have them available for those that want them)?
Yes

›› Is your property equipped and willing to use cream pitchers, sugar bowls and reusable spoons rather than individual creamer and sugar packets and plastic stirrers?
Yes

›› Is your property equipped and willing to serve all condiments (ketchup, jelly, butter, etc) in serving containers rather than individual packets?
Yes

›› Do your food and beverage services use reusable items (cloth, glass, ceramic, etc) other than disposable items (styrofoam, plastic)?
Yes

›› Does your property donate left over food to a local feeding program?
Yes

›› Does your facility have a food waste recycling, recovery, or composting program in place?
Yes

›› Will your property will be willing to put in the client's contract that specific food & beverage requirements will be met during their event?
Yes

›› Does your property regularly purchase reusable and durable products?
Yes

›› Does your property regularly purchase products that can be recycled?
No

›› Does your property regularly purchase products manufactured with recycled materials?
No

›› Does your property regularly purchase products with recycled packaging?
No

›› Has your property developed any written policy endorsing the use of recycled products?
No

›› Does your property donate, sell, or recycle old “durables” (i.e. furnishings, etc)?
Yes

›› Does your property purchase recycled printer cartidges for computer printers?
No


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