Disneyland Resort Circle D Corral Now Zero Waste Certified

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , Communications, WDI


What do you do with your laundry lint? You may remember that Circle D Corral, a working ranch that is home to the animals of the Disneyland Resort, makes it into compost. Thanks to efforts begun four years ago by cast member Andrea Raney, Circle D Corral is now gold-level Zero Waste certified by the U.S. Zero Waste Business Council, with 99 percent of its waste repurposed, composted or recycled.


In addition to recycling paper, cardboard, plastics and metal, Circle D Corral composts all animal waste and hay scraps, hand towels and laundry lint from the Disneyland Hotel and coffee grounds from Disneyland Resort restaurants. Congratulations to Circle D Corral for becoming the first Walt Disney Company location, and the first location in a theme park, to achieve this certification!


  • Hey Chris,

    The Zero Waste certification comes from the US Zero Waste Business Council. The USZWBC defines Zero Waste as achieving over a 90% diversion of waste from landfills, incinerators, and the environment. So anything over a 90% diversion could be considered successful in achieving zero waste. I know the title “zero waste” is a little misleading. I was confused when I first saw this too.

  • That is great, but I am not sure I understand this…..
    99% of the waste is re-purposed/etc. which means that 1% is not, yet it is certified zero waste?

    I would think to be zero waste, 100% of all waste must be reused/etc.

  • Congratulations Andrea. You deserve a huge raise!

  • That’s fantastic ! Congratulations and thank you for your hard work 🙂

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