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Disneyland Resort Circle D Corral Now Zero Waste Certified

Kevin Rafferty, Jr.

by , External Communications Manager, Disneyland Resort

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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.

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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!

Comments

  • 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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