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Hotel Recycling

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The Orleans Hotel and Casino

New Employee Hand Book

Amendment to the Recycling Program


Recycling is a big part of our role in conserving the environment and we have decided to contribute as much as we can.  Due to the increase in interest for a greener America, we have come up with a hotel recycling system that is both effective and cost efficient.  Our goal is to get everyone involved from the hotel maids and mantenance workers to the hotel guests themselves.  There are specific recyling bins designated for glass, paper waste (carboard boxes, napkins, etc.), and fabric waste (old linens/ruined linens, drapes, cloth napkins, towels, etc.) located in the dock downstairs.  These bins are emptied and collected by an in-state recycling company every week, where they are inspected, sorted, and processed.


Hotel maids must gather the following:


  • any ripped or ruined sheets
  • pillow cases
  • comforters
  • or any other type of fabric (towels, wash clothes, bath mats, drapes, etc.)


They are to be placed in the properly labeled bin  in the dock that will be picked up for recycling.  There will also be a separate bin for damaged glasses and non-fabric waste (i.e. paper waste and plastic.)



These recycling bins will be located on the dock next to the dumpster designated for paper goods such as folded cardboard boxes and flattened beverage carriers.




All bussers and bar backs must separate glasses that need to be recycled by color and put them in their designated bins that will be picked up each night.  The bins will then be taken down to the hotel dock where the other department’s recycling bins are stored.  Every Friday, all recycling bins will be picked up from the dock by a local Las Vegas recycling center.  The waste is then inspected, sorted, and recycled if it is salvageable.


Maintenance workers will also be notified with a list of recyclables as we are broadening the hotel’s recycling system.  Items may include:


  • old/ruined pipes 
  • light bulbs 
  • cables, etc.



Above is a chart displaying how much glass was produced versus how much glass was recycled each year.  We are looking to increase the recycling numbers so that they overtake the numbers in production.

Because glass is 100% recyclable, we encourage you to fully participate. The glass is crushed, non-toxic, and can be re-used over and over again.

If there are any questions regarding what can or cannot be recycled in any particular department, please call the head of the maintenance.  Any questions or concerns will be answered and addressed.  Suggestions are welcome, too.  Please do your best in contributing to a cleaner and healthier place for our guests and employees.

Comments (4)

Jenna said

at 9:00 am on Mar 31, 2009

Your brochure describes the processes that different roles within the hotel (maids, bussers/barbacks) must undergo to recycle materials. You tell them where they need to put discarded items, but you do not go into what happens after the recyclables are placed in the appropriate bins. I think that a description like yours is appropriate for a brochure, but for the wiki page I think you should do the following:

- Rather than addressing your document to hotel employees, make sub-headers of the different job types and talk about what they specifically do (maids/bussers/etc) to a third-party audience.

- To make the article more broad, you should expand on what happens to recyclables after they're placed in the proper places. Are they sent to an in-state recycling facility? Do they go out of state? How expensive is it for the hotel? I think if you address these questions chronologically it'll help out with your process description.

Cameron said

at 9:28 am on Mar 31, 2009

Hi Melissa. This is Cameron. What's up?

To make this a "How'd they do that?"-style article, I think the process will need to be a bit more descriptive; i.e., If I were a new employee cleaning rooms, assume I am the least educated cretin you could imagine. (Sorry for you hired me!) What exactly is "non-fabric waste"? If I'm a maintenance worker, what do I do with old copper pipes? Are we recycling those?

If you could spell things out a bit more, that would be a great step in porting this doc to be a technical description article. Focus especially on the "description" part.

Here are some points from the evaluation doc to check out:


Explain how the process works in great detail?
Provide descriptive detail at a level for the target audience?

Does the conclusion of your description:

Summarize the major phases of your description?
Discuss the implications of the process?
Who or what performs it?
How does it work?
What are the principle phases of the process?

Cameron said

at 9:06 am on Apr 21, 2009

Looks good. It might be a good idea to make some of the text bulleted. Eliminate any word you can; turn what you can into a numbered list of ordered tasks for workers to accomplish.

Cameron said

at 9:09 am on Apr 21, 2009

Great jorb! I like that it is short. People are going to remember short stuff.

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