Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.15 / 5.00 Michael Lyons
Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
361 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
10,600 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
1,610 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
1,123 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
7,381 Tons

On-campus residents, 2005:
11,853

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
21,323

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
7,623

On-campus residents, performance year:
12,378

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
22,221

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
7,923

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

Baseline year data is based on a 2006 waste audit conducted on the Charles River Campus. No data for the Medical Campus is available before 2008. To calculate the University's 2006 waste and recycling, our calculations assume the Medical Campus Waste for 2006 is equal to 2008. Weighted Campus Users reflect 2006 for baseline year for consistency.

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