Hotels & Lodging Facilities
The Collins House Inn
Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.
The Collins House Inn
The Collins House Inn is a beautifully renovated bed and breakfast located in historic downtown Marion, VA.
At The Collins House Inn, we believe it is our responsibility to participate in the "Virginia Green" initiative and to promote and encourage our guests to respect the earth and our environment.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen serviceRecycle
Reduce solid waste
| - Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: |
| - Glass Bottles |
| - Plastic Bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Batteries |
Use water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items |
| - Compost food waste and other compostables |
| - Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste |
| - Do not use any disposable containers, dishware, cutlery, or cups |
| - Use and compost disposable containers made of compostable material (corn, bamboo, potato starch, sugarcane, etc.) |
| - Use cloth napkins |
| - Remove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible |
| - Reuse scrap paper for notes |
| - Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) |
| - Make double-sided photocopies and avoid making extra photocopies |
| - Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible |
| - Use green cleaning products that are dispensed in bulk |
| - Use reused building materials or those from sustainable sources |
| - Use latex, low or no-VOC paints |
| - Re-use paint thinners |
| - Properly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents |
| - Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles |
| - Use integrated pest management (IPM) |
| - Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping |
For more information on The Collins House Inn, see
or contact Susan Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-781-0250.
For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.
Virginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.