The Vancouver, Wash., club is the first to use GreenDrop Recycling Stations to increase recycling and composting initiatives and landfill diversion rates.
Royal Oaks Country Club in Vancouver, Wash., is the first golf course to implement GreenDrop Recycling Stations, Environmental Protection reported.
The stations reinforce the club’s eco-conscious effort to increase recycling and composting initiatives and landfill diversion rates. GreenDrop stations reduce landfill contributions by making it easy for people to self-sort waste items, which minimizes expenses through sustainable operations, Environmental Protection reported.
“There is a natural link between the game of golf and the surrounding environment. Partnering with GreenDrop allows Royal Oaks to incorporate a convenient waste-diversion system that members and their guests can easily utilize without increasing operational costs,” said Marcia LaFond, Club Manager of Royal Oaks. “We evaluated other containers, but GreenDrop was the best option for our needs.”
Royal Oaks has been a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) since 1989. The ACSP is a partnership between the United States Golf Association and Audubon International that works with courses to develop custom programs that enable environmental consciousness of local water sources, wildlife species and native habitats, Environmental Protection reported.
“A healthy course is essential to the economic prosperity of a golf club,” commented Alan Nielsen, Golf Course Superintendent. “Sustainability and proper stewardship is all a part of the marketability of the course.”
GreenDrop was designed through multi-year efforts of the Portland Trail Blazers head office and the Rose Garden Arena. The arena’s landfill diversion rate increased from 38% in 2007 to 90% in 2011.feedback