Royal Oaks’ Greens are now Greener with GreenDrop Recycling Stations®

GreenDrop Recycling Station at Royal Oaks Country Club

Vancouver, WA (July 10, 2012) – GreenDrop Recycling Stations are showing up in all the right places.  Royal Oaks Country Club is the first golf course to take advantage of GreenDrop Recycling Stations. They chose GreenDrop Stations to reduce their environmental impact footprint. The Green Drop Stations reinforce Royal Oaks’ eco-conscience effort to increase recycling and composting initiatives as well as landfill diversion rates within their club.
GreenDrop Recycling Stations reduces landfill contributions by making it easy to self-sort recyclable and compostable items out of the landfill waste stream.  This results in a drastic reduction of the environmental footprint and minimizes expense by being fiscally responsible through sustainable operations.
Royal Oaks has been a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program (ACSP) since 1989. The ACSP is a partnership between the United States Golf Association (USGA) and Audubon International.  The ACSP works with golf courses to help develop a custom program that focuses on being environmentally conscious of the local water sources, wildlife species and native habitats. 

“There is a natural link between the game of golf and the surrounding environment. Partnering with GreenDrop allows Royal Oaks to incorporate a convenient waste-diversion system that members and their guests can easily utilize without increasing operational costs,” explains Marcia LaFond, Club Manager of Royal Oaks. “We evaluated other containers, but GreenDrop was the best option for our needs.”

“A healthy course is essential to the economic prosperity of a golf club,” commented Alan Nielsen, Golf Course Superintendent.  “Sustainability and proper stewardship is all a part of the marketability of the course.”

The market-leading GreenDrop Recycling Station was designed through multi-year efforts of the Portland Trail Blazers head office and the Rose Garden Arena.  The arena’s landfill diversion rate increased from 38% in 2007 to 90% in 2011 in large part due to replacing their old-style garbage cans with GreenDrop Recycling Stations. GreenDrop Stations reduce landfill contributions by visually guiding people to properly dispose recyclable items. 

Lyle Peters, Director of Sales for the GreenDrop Stations adds, “Congratulations to Royal Oaks for being the first golf course to use the GreenDrop Recycling Stations in their sustainability efforts.  This has been an exciting project for our Pacific Cascade team.  We developed instructional labels depicting specific items in use. Those detailed labels guide guests to quickly and accurately dispose of waste at one orderly stop.”

GreenDrop Recycling Stations are a proven asset when investing in facilities operations and public perception. Contact us to discuss how GreenDrop stations can enhance your recycling/composting program.
Pacific Cascade Corporation
14208 N.W. 3rd Court, Suite 200
Vancouver, WA  98685-5759
(360) 574-9313

Royal Oaks Country Club is a member-owned club located in the heart of Vancouver, WA. Royal Oaks is consistently rated as one of the top five golf courses in the state of Washington by Golf Digest. They are a traditional, championship style course that embodies everything that’s special about the Northwest. The beautiful fairways are lined with towering trees and the greens are renowned for their speed, firmness and pure roll. Take a tour at
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