Our guests can participate in an extensive recycling program. Each residential building includes recycling / trash closets for drop off. Recyclable material need not be sorted, but merely separated from trash, recycling guidelines are posted on guest home refrigerators.
The following can be recycled; please do your part to reduce solid waste.
Paper: newspaper, magazines, brochures, writing tablets, lined paper
Plastic: #1 & #2, no lids; no "wide-mouth" containers such as yogurt or margarine
Glass: any color, clean, no lids, no broken bottles
Tin, aluminum, steel
Recycling programs exist for our employees as well Office materials from paper to computers are collected on a regular basis. Programs specific to departments and activities have been established as well. These include:
New construction material scrap is collected and sent to ReCycle North, a regional reuse center ( www.recyclenorth.org)
New construction carpet pad is made from recycled tires
The landscaping crew composts yard waste on site
Pre-consumer food waste is collected from restaurants, shipped to regional (Intervale) composting facility in Burlington; Smugglers' purchases compost from this facility on an annual basis
Sheetrock scrap is recycled - Smugglers' has had very good success in recycling sheetrock from the Resort's construction projects. Over the last few years the savings per ton has jumped from $10.28 in 1998 to $50.33 in 2002. All of Smugglers' sheetrock is recycled at G.P. Gypsum, Newington, N.H.. 22.5 tons of sheetrock were recycled in 2002 and 6 tons in 2003. In 2004 Smuggs was able to recycle 20 tons!
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