THE CITY OF SAN DIEGO - COMMERCIAL FOOD WASTE RECYCLING
SAN DIEGO, CA (February 9, 2012) - The Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina was the second hotel in San Diego to start a food waste composting program with the Miramar Greenery. The two high-rise towers hotel with 1,053 guest rooms and suites, has two main kitchens servicing four restaurants and one full bar, and serves between 2,000 to 2,500 meals per day. The hotel also collects post-consumer food waste from within the employee cafeteria and banquet operations. In the first five months of the program, the hotel composted over 100 tons of food scraps from the Marina Tower, and is now expanding it to their second tower adding over 300 guestrooms. With the implementation of the food scraps composting program, and adjustments made on their commodities recycling program, the hotel has achieved 83% waste diversion rate, and is saving approximately 40% on its monthly hauling services (trash, recycling and composting).
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About the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
The Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina offers 1,053 guest rooms and suites, 120,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, and features five restaurants and lounges, three outdoor swimming pools, and the Link@Sheraton. It is located at 1380 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101. For more information, call 619-291-2900 or visit www.sheratonsandiegohotel.com.
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