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Disneyland Resort Circle D Corral Cast Members Commit to Composting

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI

Aside from caring for our four-legged cast members at the Disneyland Resort, the team at Circle D Corral also takes personal interest in caring for the environment, and what better occasion to spotlight this than Earth Day!
Disneyland Resort Circle D Ranch Cast Members Commit to Composting

“Our cast members are passionate people who love to care for our animals and environment,” said Andrea Raney, a Circle D Corral stable attendant who initiated their composting program. “We are always looking for new ways to reuse our equipment and reduce our waste.”
Disneyland Resort Circle D Ranch Cast Members Commit to Composting

Now, more than 90 percent of waste collected at Circle D Corral is composted or recycled. In fact, the entire facility collects only one 50-gallon trash can of waste every two days! Animal waste and bedding, coffee grounds and filters from food and beverage locations and laundry lint from the Disneyland Hotel are part of the composting mix. Each of these help Circle D Corral reach its goal of becoming a zero-waste facility.
Disneyland Resort Circle D Ranch Cast Members Commit to Composting

Programs such as these have helped contribute to a 50 percent decrease in waste sent to landfills by Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. For more information on this and other environmental accomplishments of Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, check out the recently released 2013 Citizenship Performance Summary.


  • Hi! How would i find out about applying to work at Circle D? I have been a horse lover and around horses for over 22 years! This would be my dream job!!!

  • Thank you for such an interesting article! Are guests able to tour the Circle D area?

    • Glad you enjoyed it, Kristi! Unfortunately no, so the animals can enjoy their time off, too.

  • What a fun job, I love the animals at Disneyland.

  • Is Circle D next to Big Thunder Ranch?

    • Hi Antonio – Yes, it’s a working ranch backstage that is home to the animals of the Disneyland Resort.

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