The Hilton Minneapolis recycles all cardboard products and uses the recycling packer to compress approximately 98 tons of cardboard annually. In additional, 90-gallon recycling carts are used to recycle over 7 tons of plastic and glass on an annual basis.
The food and beverage department plays an important role in disposing of food that has been exposed to the public (scrap) as well as kitchen prep waste. These items are picked up by Barthold Recycling and processed into pig and cattle feed for local farmers, recycling over 44,000 pounds of food annually. Leftover food that has been ordered for large convention groups is often donated to local shelters or charity organizations.