The Waldorf Astoria has established the following procedure in recycling waste:
Jem Sanitation is the contractor that removes all our waste.
All wet waste is delivered to the Covanta Waste to Energy Facility in Newark, NJ. Nothing gets dumped in landfills.
All Cardboard, paper, and room waste is brought back to Jem's material recovery facility in Lyndhurst, NJ, and separated for processing. It is then recycled accordingly.
Note that “Room Waste” is mostly paper products (i.e. newspaper).