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-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.32 / 3.00 Donald Addison
Manager, Recycling and Waste Reduction
Waste Reduction and Recycling Department
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
567 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
4,790 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

AU Waste Reduction and Recycling Department (WRRD) has several recycling programs and special events throughout the year which all contribute to our waste diversion:

-Campus Building Recycling Program
-Residential Hall Recycling Program
-Move-in cardboard recycling (2011 over 20 tons cardboard recycled)
-Move-out donation program
-Dining Hall Recycling Program
-Game Day Recycling Program
-Ink & toner cartridge recycling
-Binder Giveaway (free binders removed from paper recycling bins are redistributed at the beginning of each fall semester. In 2011, 500 reclaimed binders were given to students on the Haley Concourse.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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