The Grand Del Mar has added to its growing list of accolades with a nod from the City of San Diego for its ambitious recycling program. The resort recently announced a fuel recycling program as well as a forward-thinking food-waste composting program in partnership with the City – in turn earning recognition as a “Recycler of the Year” by the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department.

The Forbes Five-Star resort was recognized at the San Diego Zoo Earth Day ceremony in April. The resort developed an aggressive recycling program with the help of Waste Management and Urban Corps. – a locally-based nonprofit group that provides education and job training to young adults.

A few of the many impressive steps that The Grand Del Mar has taken to save the city include producing 7,000 lbs. of compost weekly, recycling 90 percent of their waste and recycling more than a ton of cardboard and 900 lbs. of paper per month. The Grand Del Mar plans on getting down to and maintain a “Zero Waste” rate of 90 to 95 percent to even further their green efforts.