Recycling Programs at Smugglers' Notch, Vermont
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.
Recycling programs exist for our employees as well
- 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
- Corrugated cardboard
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!