The Grand Del Mar lauded as ‘Recycler of the Year’ by City of San Diego

The Grand Del Mar. Photo/Tory Kooyman

The Grand Del Mar, the Forbes Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond resort located in Carmel Valley, has added to its growing list of accolades with a nod from the City of San Diego for its ambitious recycling program.

Accelerating its sustainability efforts, the resort recently announced a fuel recycling program as well as a forward-thinking new food waste-composting program in partnership with the City – in turn earning recognition as a “Recycler of the Year” by the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department. As part of the City’s annual Waste Reduction and Recycling Awards program, The Grand Del Mar’s ongoing recycling and waste collection efforts were recognized at an Earth Day ceremony held April 20 at the San Diego Zoo. The annual awards pay tribute to companies with innovative programs that help divert waste and extend the life of the city-owned Miramar Landfill.

According to Tom Voss, president of The Grand Del Mar, the resort’s recycling program has grown considerably in the last year. “Our recycling efforts have evolved and expanded since the resort opened four and a half years ago,” said Voss. “We are especially proud of the fact that we are helping the City as it endeavors to significantly decrease the amount of trash hauled into the landfill.” The resort’s aggressive recycling program was developed in cooperation with Waste Management as well as Urban Corps., a local nonprofit that provides opportunities in the fields of conservation, recycling and community service for young adults. For more information, visit