Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.97
Liaison Alex Davis
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Arizona State University
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Betty Lombardo
University Sustainability Practices
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:

A brief description of the program:
Ditch the Dumpster is an annual tradition. The year-end donation and recycling drive collects thousands of pounds of reusable and recyclable items from students as they move out of ASU residence halls. Reusable items are donated to charity organizations that benefit children and families locally. Items that cannot be reused are repurposed or recycled. Ditch the Dumpster is a university-wide initiative, consisting of several cross-functional departments and a third-party non-profit organization. Donation bins are designated at each residence hall approximately 3 weeks prior to semester's end; non-profit staff pick up donations on a daily basis. "Special" recycling collections are also set up adjacent to donation centers, for items such as e-waste, foam egg-crate mattress pads, and polystyrene which cannot go into our single-stream recycling program.

The website URL where information about the program is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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