Not wanting anything to go to waste, we divert as much from the landfill as possible through the recycling, reusing and repurposing of excess material and equipment.
Our spent grains and yeast are converted to feed for local livestock. Additionally, we have most supplies delivered in bulk--including grain, bottles, and cans—which cuts down on incoming materials waste. Our processed plastics, aluminum, glass and cardboard are 100 percent recycled. We also aim to minimize waste throughout distribution by streamlining packaging, removing excessive cardboard and plastic, and maintaining our own fleet of steel kegs that are reclaimed and maintained in-house.
An important part of our waste program is The Boneyard-- an area devoted to the storage of old equipment that is repurposed in various projects. For example, an old whirlpool has been transformed into seating at our Venice location. Similarly, we use reclaimed city water tanks at our wastewater treatment facility.