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    Waste Reduction and Recycling

    Perhaps the most challenging category of resource management, Telski maintains an average amount of diversion of waste from local landfills (approx 15-20 percent).  The resort continues to focus on improving the implementation and enforcement of the recycling program throughout resort, and has begun to implement a centralized, green purchasing program. Restaurants use recycled or sugar and corn-based paper plates and bowls, and natural corn plastic utensils and cups.  Telski recycled approximately 100 tons per year.

    Accomplishments

    • Programs in place to recycle glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard, construction waste, metals, newspaper, electronics and paper products throughout resort.
    • Participation in regional San Miguel Recycling Task Force (5 years).
    • Use of recycled paper products, biodegradable plasticware and cups, and sugar or corn-based paper plates and bowls in all restaurant facilities.
    • Elimination of triplicate purchase orders in Accounting department.
    • Switch from direct mailings to e-mail marketing strategies.
    • Purchase of recycled paper products in all facilities.
    • Elimination of Styrofoam products in food services.
    • Aqueous parts washer in maintenance facilities. 
    • Recycle anti-freeze from maintenance shops.
    • Spent motor oils reused to heat maintenance facility. 
    • Bio-degradable, corn and wheat-based plasticware used in restaurants (but without a composting program, plastics still go to landfill). 
    • Progress with paperless accounting through new RTP accounting software. 

     

     

    Waste Reduction and Recycling


    US Forest Service Telluride Ski Resort is a world-class Colorado ski resort and summer vacation destination located in the beautiful San Juan Mountains in Telluride, Colorado. In the summer, golfers and festivarians enjoy a beautiful mountain setting full of exciting activities and high-end amenities. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders have access to over 2,000 acres of beginner, intermediate and advanced skiing terrain with a vertical drop of 4,000 feet. Non-stop flights to Telluride Airport (TEX) and Montrose/Telluride Airport (MTJ) are available from major cities throughout the United States and, once you're here, Telluride's free gondola is the main source of transportation - no traffic or long lift lines, and no driving once you've arrived. Experience Telluride - plan your visit today!

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