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Aliante Team Members Find Ways to Reduce and Reuse Community-Wide


At Aliante Casino + Hotel + Spa, there are many ways to count the contribution of the employees to the community. You could count the number of people, the number of dollars, or, in the case of the company’s recycling and re-use program, you can count it in tens of thousands of pounds and square feet.

Aliante recently hosted a garage sale to clean out storage areas and dispose of items no longer needed on property. More than $3,000 in proceeds from sales were donated to Giving the Boyd Way, Boyd’s program in which team members support causes important to them and their families.

In addition to selling items that still had value to many people, tens of thousands of pounds of materials were recycled, a program that saves valuable landfill space and reduces emissions of polluting greenhouse gases.

In December alone, Aliante team members can boast of selling or donating almost 52,000 pounds of items and materials and recycling another 22,000 pounds of materials. And the effort continues: As of mid-January, Aliante has already donated another 28,000 pounds of items and materials.

The team’s effort is part of Boyd Gaming’s commitment to the well-being of our communities and future generations by reducing energy and water consumption, reducing our carbon footprint, and minimizing the amount of waste sent to landfills. It is, explains Vice President of Corporate Communications David Strow, a longstanding focus for the company, described in detail in Boyd’s annual Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance report.

“We as a company are really focused on upping our environment game,” Strow says. “One of our big wins as a company has been waste diversion, reducing the amount of waste that we’re sending to landfills. We’ve reduced the waste stream by more than 50 percent. We are leaders in the industry in our record of recycling and re-using items that have real value but once would have been disposed of as trash.”

Team members from across the Boyd universe are finding ways to reduce and reuse, he says.

“Proceeds from this event went to St. Jude’s Research Center, benefitting all our communities,” Strow notes. “It’s really a win for us all.”