Sustainable Hospitality

At Denali, we specialize in delivering customized solutions for businesses in the hospitality industry. Whether you run a single-location establishment or a national chain, we have the services that will drive your success. Our comprehensive offerings include food collection, used cooking oil pumping, grease trap collection, and more. Get in touch with our team to create a tailored diversionary program that will help you manage your business more efficiently.

What We Offer

In the hospitality industry, effectively managing excess food can be challenging as the ultimate goal is to maximize sales. However, improper waste disposal often leads to environmental issues when the waste ends up in landfills.

In fact, according to ReFED, in 2022, 13M tons of surplus food came from food service in the United States – and 80% of that plate waste ended up in landfills. Three main contributing factors to food waste in the hospitality industry include overproduction, trimmings and excessive portion sizes in meals.

We recognize that every business has its unique waste and recycling requirements. That’s why we collaborate with numerous businesses across the country to develop optimal solutions. Our expertise and resources empower you to reduce food waste and enhance recycling practices, ultimately fostering sustainability for your enterprise. Our services encompass the entire waste processing cycle, going beyond mere collection and disposal. We can assist you in identifying and implementing the most efficient solutions for your business, allowing you to focus on serving your customers without unnecessary stress.

The Importance of Food Waste Disposal and Recycling

Responsible food waste disposal and recycling are crucial for businesses as they significantly reduce their environmental impact. By recycling food waste, businesses in the hospitality industry can lower their carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier environment. Moreover, recycling food waste brings cost savings, as it can be repurposed for compost or animal feed, or used in producing items like soap or fertilizer. By engaging in organics recycling, businesses can showcase their commitment to sustainability and environmental responsibility.

You Can Contribute to Food Waste Recycling

Denali takes care of all the work! Our solutions enable you to embrace sustainability and project an environmentally-friendly image for your brand. Some of the products that can be created through food waste recycling include:

Compost

Animal Feed

Fertilizers

Soap & Lubricants

Biofuels

How Waste Diversion can Enhance Your Hotel

Diversion plays a crucial role in any business’s sustainability efforts, particularly in the hospitality industry. By diverting food waste away from landfills, hotels can save resources and money while reducing their environmental impact.

For your hotel, waste diversion means reducing costs by minimizing trash collection fees and selling food waste for compost or animal feed production. Moreover, embracing waste diversion aligns with sustainability goals and demonstrates your commitment to the environment.

Zero-Waste-Food event

Zero-food-waste events hosted by hotels not only divert unused food from landfills but also promote environmental sustainability. By partnering with Denali for zero food-waste events, organizations can reap the rewards of sustainable practices. They receive certificates of participation and diversion data, fostering environmental stewardship and industry-wide sustainability.

These events operate similarly to typical hotel conferences but incorporate sustainable practices for significant benefits. The process is hassle-free, with Denali managing the bulk of the work. Food waste undergoes separation from regular trash, followed by easy disposal and repurposing by Denali for various beneficial uses like fertilizer or animal feed.

Diverting food waste from landfills is just one part of a zero-waste event. Other waste streams generated at events include plastic and metal beverage containers, plastic film, cardboard, and paper items. Especially in the hospitality industry, tons of food and beverage waste ends up getting collected either through meeting events or hotel restaurants.

Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about Denali’s work, our team would be delighted to provide you with the information you need. Whatever questions you have, we are here to answer them and we have additional resources available if desired. We are excited to hear from you!