|Submission Date||March 14, 2016|
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:
Belmont has a single stream recycling program which is collected by Metro Nashville. In addition, we have a dedicated cardboard compactor, mixed recycling at Gabhart and Wedgewood Buildings, metal recycling, and front end loader mixed recycling at Dickens. Partitioned compactors have been installed at the Johnson Center and Wedgewood building for collection of recyclables.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
Each year Sodexo hosts a food drive from the second week of October to November 12th and this year is no different. In efforts to provide the Second Harvest Food Bank we are hosting a stuff the bus campaign, battle of the chefs- cake donations, and 5 cans of food for a free lunch.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|Food for animals||---|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||---|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
The College of Health Sciences include:
• Going Green – robust recycling program uses donated, expired medical supplies from area hospitals and clinics for student practice and simulation.
• Donated supplies, e.g., IV bags and tubing, syringes and needles, catheters, chest tube kits, etc., are used, cleaned and re-packaged multiple times by student workers.
• In 2014, this program generated an estimated $14,000 per semester savings and kept large amounts of hazardous waste from area landfills.
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