"...we're spending over six figures on hauling the
trash out of here...we decided to get as much
(trash) out of the wastestream as possible..."
In an effort to continue to reduce, reuse and recycle, La Costa
has installed two industrial compost machines which turn kitchen
scraps into a nutrient-rich compost suitable for use on the golf
course and in hotel plant and flower beds.
These compost machines turn 182,000 pounds of food scraps
generated in the production kitchen per year into a product that
ultimately enhances the beauty of our resort. La Costa is one of
the first kitchens in San Diego to install the Ecovim Model 250
Food Waste Decomposition System, which dehydrates food
waste to produce a humus-rich soil in approximately 18 hours
that is suitable for landscape use.
Each day, approximately 40 pounds of compost is produced and
given to the grounds keeping team to use around the property.
The food waste is heated to 180° F in a decomposing chamber
without the use of enzymes, microbes, fresh water or venting,
resulting in zero sewer and landfill impact.