Sustainability

Composting:

  • Thanks to composting programs started by the cities of Portland and Seattle, we are able to recover food items (kitchen trimmings, plate scrapings, meat, bones, fish, dairy products and baked goods) and uncoated foil-soiled paper (paper towels, napkins, waxed cardboard, pizza boxes, coffee grounds and filters). The materials are composted at a facility in Cedar Grove, WA. The product is then sold as compost and soil amendments at retailers such as Home Depot. 
  • We divert organic-matter waste at the following locations - Portland: Edgefield, Kennedy School, Bagdad, White Eagle, McMenamins Tavern & Pool, the Chapel Pub, Fulton Pub, Hillsdale Brewery & Public House; and Seattle: McMenamins Queen Anne. 
  • A portion of our brewery hops and debris generated from the gardens is used in the Edgefield Gardens, which are grown using organic methods.
  • In 2009, grape pumice (a by-product after our Edgefield Winery's crush), was donated to the Oregon Food Bank Farm Production Program.
  • The chipped wood used for walking trails at Edgefield is donated by local arborists.

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