“This downtown Salem restaurant is committed to composting leftovers; recycling even the hard stuff, such as Styrofoam and bottle caps; changing lighting to save energy; and constantly evaluating food sources to ensure the most local options are used.”
-Statesman Journal, November 9, 2013
Since 2008, Bentley’s Grill has been on the forefront of the sustainability movement in Salem, Oregon along with our sister companies, The Grand Hotel Salem and The Salem Convention Center. In fact, we were the first restaurant to become EarthWISE certified in Marion County!
Inside Business features one EarthWISE certified business a month (there are more than 100 EarthWISE businesses and organizations in Marion County). The EarthWISE program is a free business environmental assistance program of Marion County. To earn certification, a business meets criteria in six areas. For more information, visit www.mcEarthwise.net.
Just last year, our waste reducing initiatives were featured in this EarthWISE commercial spot!
In addition what is mentioned in the above video, we have also implemented the following in our restaurant operations:
- All employees are educated as to the current standings of what is and what is not recyclable. There is nothing we throw away that we haven’t asked about first.
- Bentley’s Grill is nearly waste free in all “front of house” areas. Each “ticket” produced, straw used, bottle emptied, bottle cap finished, napkin used, cork removed or plastic bread bag emptied is recycled or composted.
- All plastic items, plastic wrap/bags, paper, newspapers, cardboard, Styrofoam, tin, metal, light bulbs,batteries, ink cartridges, milk lids, plastic ware, straws, stir sticks, key cards, old CD’s, key cards, etc..Etc… are all recycled properly.