Recycling is a process of transforming disposable materials into new inputs and products. Currently, recycling policies are essential for environmental preservation as well as economic development. It is usually carried out through selective collection, involving the proper separation of waste to enable the correct distribution of recyclable materials based on their origin. The Inn conducts environmental education activities with all employees to separate all recyclable materials (glass, plastic, paper, cardboard, metal, PET, aluminum) and sends them to the municipal sorting center for final disposal. Organic material is directed to the composter, where it is shredded for organic compost production (see composting item). By recycling solid waste at the Inn, we contribute to environmental conservation, protecting biodiversity, natural resources, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and preserving raw material sources and nature as a whole.


The correct management of hazardous waste is a legal and ethical obligation for every company generating materials and substances that can pose risks to public health and the environment. In the pursuit of sustainability, environmental and sanitary safety, and public health, all hazardous waste (such as lamps, batteries, electronic waste, etc.) generated at the Inn is separated and transported correctly and safely for disposal at specialized Eco-points designed to handle this type of waste.


Composting is defined as the biological decomposition process of organic waste, carried out under aerobic conditions through the action of a diverse group of organisms. Building a composting system is characterized as a low-cost tool with the primary goal of converting organic waste into organic fertilizer that can be directly applied to the soil, improving its physical, chemical, and biological characteristics. The Inn has adopted composting as the most practical method to utilize all organic materials discarded by the Bistro, breakfast service, used charcoal, bovine manure, and tree and lawn pruning clippings. Our composting system has an approximate capacity to produce 3 tons of organic compost in a short period, providing excellent-quality macro and micronutrients for the entire landscaping of the Inn. This practice prevents organic waste from reaching landfills, reducing methane gas emissions (a greenhouse gas) and contamination of soils and groundwater.


Vermiculture is the process of recycling organic waste through the cultivation of earthworms, serving as an important economic and environmental solution to organic waste issues. Earthworm castings are an excellent fertilizer, capable of improving the chemical, physical, and biological attributes of the soil, and can be used as a raw material for substrate production. The Inn has implemented a vermiculture system in three wooden boxes with dimensions of 0.80 m width x 1.50 m length x 0.30 m height. The boxes are positioned at a height of 0.60 m from the ground for easy handling and observation by adults and children. The system has the capacity to produce 1,300 kg of earthworm castings in a short period, providing high-quality macro and micronutrients for the entire landscaping of the Inn. Vermicomposting is an essential tool for environmental education and sustainability and a great household tool for reducing organic waste and greenhouse gas emissions.


In the daily work on the properties, many farmers face a challenge after cleaning cattle pens, stables, and milking rooms. The liquid waste (a mixture of water, urine, and animal feces) contains nutrients, but when untreated and released into the environment without proper management, it becomes a potential water and soil pollutant. Our concern is to seek facilities and technologies that will address this issue and bring environmental benefits. Thinking of more economical and sustainable actions, the Inn has a manure pit, an excavated and impermeable tank used for the fermentation of liquid waste generated in the management of cattle and sheep on the Farm.

These liquid waste materials are sources of nutrients that allow the fermentation of manure, reducing its polluting power and enabling its use as Biofertilizer. In appropriate proportions and forms, biofertilizer can be safely used for fertigation—a natural and practically cost-free way to fertilize pastures, orchards, gardens, and green areas.


The production of homemade soap from used frying oil is an economical and environmentally friendly way to dispose of this waste. A single liter of oil can contaminate a million liters of water, affecting aquatic life and other beings that directly depend on these water bodies. Producing soap using used oil is an excellent alternative to save on cleaning products. In addition to the positive economic impact, using homemade soap is an environmentally friendly choice, reducing improper disposal of oil and preventing potential contamination of the aquatic ecosystem.
The proposal for homemade soap production at the Inn is not only centered on environmental protection but also on improving the quality of life for our community. By making homemade soap from kitchen oil leftovers, individuals can earn extra income while contributing to environmental sustainability.