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Bob Combs maintains Vegas' cycle of life and fine dining

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by Viva Las Vegas, Apr 20, 2013.

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  1. Viva Las Vegas

    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    http://www.latimes.com/news/columnone/la-na-nevada-pig-farmer-20130417-dto,0,40326.htmlstory

    For half a century, long before the nation's "green" frenzy, the 72-year-old Combs has recycled not only food but also cardboard, plastic, scrap iron, outdated milk — you name it. He's one of southern Nevada's most visionary yet controversial entrepreneurs and, over time, has serviced nearly every casino on the Strip.

    Each night, Combs' three trucks — with their image of a cartoon pig in bib overalls — arrive at the backsides of 12 client casinos to collect the day's buffet leavings. By morning, the slop has been whisked back to his 160-acre RC Farms, where it goes through a sorting and sanitizing process Combs devised himself, including heating tanks to meet health codes and a conveyor system to make his job easier.

    Six months later, Combs sells the pigs to middlemen, part of a process that eventually lands many back on the casino buffets. It's a cycle of life and luxury dining — 1,000 tons of food scraps each month — that pleases the fifth-generation hog farmer. Combs calls the casinos his cornfields.....
     
  2. alexanbo

    alexanbo High-Roller

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    So the pig farmer has higher food handling standards then the IP/Quad buffet does?
     
  3. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Yuck....

    I only thought about how hard it can be doing this kind of work during the Nevada summer months. It's hard work as it is.
     
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