Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
Tier2-5: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Betty Lombardo
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Arizona State University is developing a university-wide composting program that will include food waste. This requires adjustments in state statutes which will be a topic area for a Spring '11 capstone course. Currently, the Tempe campus composts about 14 tons of landscaping waste monthly by a local farm. The University purchases the compost for use on campus landscapes therefore replacing artificial fertilizers. A similar program is being developed on the Polytechnic and West campuses. The amount of landscaping waste generated on the Downtown Phoenix Campus is negligible.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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