Solid Waste Management
Rootlets generated during the malting process are typically viewed as an unwanted byproduct. However, we worked with locally pastured beef and poultry operations to find a way to divert this material from our landfills. This material is dry and high in protein, making it an ideal feed additive for these animals. We package the rootlets in super sacks for easy transportation by our partners.
This program currently redirects approximately 240,000 pounds per year from the landfills.
WNC Brewery Recycling Co-op
This is an exciting new program spearheaded by Sierra Nevada, Hi-Wire Brewing, and many others across the Western NC. Through this program, we are able to recycle 100% of our polywoven super sacks and 50 pound bags.
This program recycles an additional 4 to 6 tons of plastics on an annual basis.
Composting of organic material waste from the malting process reduces landfill inputs. We have partnered with Danny’s Dumpster here in Asheville to provide this valuable service.
This program collects approximately 7 to 8 tons of organic waste on an annual basis.
Community Volunteer Program
We rely on clean water to produce quality malt and we share a love of the great outdoors. We partner with Asheville GreenWorks to clean up sections of the Swannanoa and Haw Rivers, just up the road from our malthouse.
Our 2021 cleanup program collected over 1000 pounds of garbage from the river.