Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.63
Liaison Dennis Carlberg
Submission Date Dec. 14, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Boston University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 3.00 Michael Lyons
Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
2,932 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
7,382 Tons

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

In November 2009, the University began to roll out the recycling infrastructure needed to support a more complete recycling program. This project was completed during the spring 2010 semester. The campus was divided into sections to best implement the system. Each week a new area was addressed by a team from Facilities Management & Planning, the Sustainability Liaison from the school or college, and a representative from Save That Stuff, the University’s recycling vendor. The team walked each floor in every building within the area to design a system that would integrate the recycling and waste stream systems to increase the convenience of recycling and reduce the volume of the University’s waste.

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