Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Black Hills State University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 3.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
35.62 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
405 Tons

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:

Facilities Services manages recycling for the University. We recycle plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum, metal, oil, batteries, fryer oil, and food waste.


A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Post-consumer food waste is collected at our dining hall in the Student Union, dehydrated, and hauled for compost at the Rapid City Recycling Facility.


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 donations No
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting No
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs No
Toner/ink-jet cartridges ---
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment ---
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires ---

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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