2008 Regional Winner

Silverado Ranch Supply - Yerington, NV

Here in Yerington, NV, home to Silverado Ranch Supply, environmental respect is an attitude. Dry fertilizer is under roof, and liquid fertilizer and chemicals are diked and contained. The entire yard is fenced and containment is planned for the runoff of the whole site, just to make sure. After learning there was no program to recycle containers in Nevada, Chounet engineered a proposal and located a grant to get started. Containers are now recycled.

“It’s like, no one told us to build containment or put up a fence — we’ve done these things voluntarily,” says says Bill Chounet, Silverado owner-operator. “And I think we have a great relationship with the state agencies and local officials because we’ve been proactive.”