On February 28th, 2017, the CCC Housekeeping and Operations teams took a tour of the state of the art recycling facility at Alpine Waste and Recycling. As the hauler of the Convention Center’s landfill, recycling, and compost, Alpine processes over 2,623,081 LBS of materials. Of this total, 1,219,300 LBS (46%) is diverted from the landfill by either being recycling and sold on the commodities market, or processed as compost.
This experience provided a firsthand glimpse into the path our waste takes once it leaves the convention center. Surely the day was not only memorable, but provided an even greater understanding of WHY the CCC recycles and the importance of putting materials in the correct bin. Thanks for having us Alpine, the rest of the team is already asking when they can go back!