Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.23
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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Babson College
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.52 / 3.00 Steve Tolley
Assistant Director, Ground, Building Services & Sustainability
Facilities Management & Planning
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
1,313 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,282 Tons

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

Babson has an extensive recycling program that includes paper, carboard, bottles & cans, clothing, books, electronics, mattresses, metals, light bulbs, furniture and others items. In summer 2010 Babson implimented single stream recycling. Collection bins for primary recyclables are provided in offices, student rooms, common areas, kitchens, copy rooms, and hallways.Babson's facilities employees collect larger bins which are put in our recycling truck and taken to a compactor, which when full is then carted to a zero sort facility.

We have participated in RecycleMania the last two years. We have posters around campus and stickers on our bins advising our campus community what can be recycled.

Our organic waste is stored in large concrete walled bins during the heavy season and taken by a vendor to a composting site. This waste includes leaves, branches, grass clippings, stumps and woodchips primarily and consitutes a large portion of our recycle content.

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