Across the SMSC, enterprises and departments now use 100% recyclable or compostable disposables. The SMSC Gaming Enterprise recycles 10 tons of bingo paper each year. The tribe’s on-site recycling facility, the SMSC Organics Recycling Facility, diverts thousands of tons of organic waste from landfills by turning it into compost, mulch, and other earth-friendly products. All food waste from the SMSC Gaming Enterprise and Mystic Lake Center is composted, and all restroom paper towels are composted. Since the launch of NativeGreen, Little Six Casino operates on a 76% diversion rate of all waste through recycling and composting.
Learn more about the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community’s environmental projects at shakopeedakota.org.