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Reducing Landfill Waste through Recycling and Proper Disposal

Our commitment to the environment can be seen in the care we take with the proper disposal and recycling of materials used in the Gardens. We have several locations throughout our property where materials are sorted and processed, including all recyclable materials used or generated by the Gardens, The Terrace Restaurant, and our guests.  Some of these materials include:

  • Cardboard
  • Light bulbs
  • Batteries
  • Metal
  • Asphalt 
  • Glass
  • Petroleum-based products
  • Plastics (1-7)
  • Tires
  • PCs and monitors

Giving Back to the Gardens

We began composting in the early 1990s. Today, approximately 8,000 cubic yards of organic waste is processed on our five-acre composting facility annually and returned for use in the Gardens as mulch and compost. Managing this site is an intensive process and special equipment is needed to turn the massive 6- by 10-foot rows of decomposing brown and green materials. It’s estimated that composting saves us between $50,000-$200,000 annually in landfill expenses.

Green Dining

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Sustainability at the Terrace Restaurant