Recycling data from 2016 shows that conservation efforts were highest ever
Through multiple conservation efforts, Circus Circus Reno is proud to share that 2016 was a record recycling year for the 1,571 room hotel casino. In a report received from Waste Management, Circus Reno’s recycling diversion rate for 2016 was close to 18.5%, meaning 18.5% of the property’s total waste stream was recycled as opposed to being sent to a landfill.
In 2016, Circus Reno recycled:
- 256,000 pounds of single stream / white paper, glass and plastic bottles
- 206,000 pounds of cardboard
- 69,000 pounds of shredded paper
- 9,000 pounds of miscellaneous plastics
- 8,000 pounds of electronic waste
As part of Eldorado Resorts’ $50 million reinvestment into its Downtown Reno properties, Circus Circus Reno also recently installed energy-saving LED lighting to illuminate the exteriors of its two hotel towers. Making the switch from previous raceway-style lights to LED lighting was a positive green initiative for the hotel casino resulting in 90% less power usage than regular light bulbs and ultimately resulting in a dramatic decrease in power costs.
Circus Reno also has multiple water conservation programs including low-flow plumbing fixtures in its 1,500 plus hotel rooms. Hotel room toilets use only 1.28 gallons of water per flush while aerator devices installed in the bathroom sink faucets limit water flow to 1.5 gallons of water per minute. At the hotel’s restaurants, water is only served upon request which reduces both water and the energy it takes to wash a dirty glass.
About Circus Circus Reno
Circus Circus Reno is a vacation destination with six unique dining options. Enjoy the free circus acts at the midway as well as games for all ages. Circus Circus Reno is one of three connected resorts in Downtown Reno including the Eldorado Reno and Silver Legacy Resort Casino, boasting over 4,100 hotel rooms, 23 restaurants, 19 bars and lounges, 8 nightspots and 226,500 square feet of gaming. For more information visit circusreno.com find us on Facebook, friend us on Foursquare, follow us on Twitter, download our Mobile app or call 775.329.0711. #CircusReno