A-Basin is working hard to reduce the amount of waste that goes to the landfill. Below is a brief outline of our new initiative.

NEW for 2014 - A-Basin has partnered with Terracycle to recycle candy wrappers, chip bags, and other packaging items! Look for the clear plastic containers on top of the waste receptacles to see what food packaging items we can recycle.

Compost

Where? There is one receptacle in the Legend's Cafe in the A-Frame and one at Black Mountain Lodge. Please see a cafeteria attendant if you have trouble finding them.

What? All food scraps (including meat, bones, fat, dairy, tea bags, and coffee grounds), Soft Papers (including food basket liners, paper towels, tissues, newspaper, receipts), hot drink cups (not the lids, they are recyclable), A-Basin disposable #7 PLA plastics (including logoed beer cups, pudding containers, parfait containers, fruit cups, and straws) wooden chop sticks and wooden stir sticks.

Why? It is the right thing to do! Composting is by far the most environmentally friendly way to dispose of waste. Through decomposition we are able to turn our waste into nutrient rich soil to use for growing healthy, organic food.

Recycling

Where? Receptacles are available in the A-Frame and Black Mountain Lodge, at the bottom and tops of all lifts, in the base area, and in all parking lots.

What? Plastics #1-6 (no bottle caps and please dump out all liquids) aluminum, tin, glass, paper, paperboard, and cardboard.

Why? Recycling saves natural resources, conserves energy, and reduces landfill space.

Waste

Where? Receptacles are available in the A-Frame and Black Mountain Lodge, at the bottom and tops of all lifts, in the base area, and in all parking lots.

What? Wrappers (including candy and chips) #7 OTHER plastics or unlabeled plastic, film plastic (including plastic bags, and saran wrap)

Why? Contamination can greatly affect the ease of sorting comingled recyclables and when trash is put into the compost it makes it more difficult for compostables to degrade properly.

Reuse

Where? Black bus tub stations available at all lodges, indoors and out

What? All silverware, plates, bowls, Blue Pepsi cups, bar glasses, and green food baskets

Why? Reusable items greatly reduce our waste stream.

Liquid

Where? Dump all liquids into black bus tubes before recycling.

What? Juice, soda, Gatorade, soup, water, ice, etc.

Why? We pay for trash and recycling by weight. More liquid means higher costs and less accurate waste and recycling data.