Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.13
Liaison Michael Kensler
Submission Date Jan. 15, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Auburn University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Donald Addison
Manager, Recycling and Waste Reduction
Waste Reduction and Recycling Department
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
296 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
4,479 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
567 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
4,790 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
10/1/2010 - 9/30/2011

On-campus residents, 2005:
3,027

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
23,188

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
4,330

On-campus residents, performance year:
3,923

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
24,909

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
5,294

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
8/15/2010 - 8/15/2011

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

The Waste Reduction and Recycling Department (WRRD) has set goals for diverting 70% of the university’s waste stream by the year 2031.

Programs to reach that goal include:
-Waste reduction and reuse programs
-Campus wide recycling program
-Electronic and battery recycling program
-Composting program


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

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