Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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Bowdoin College
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.20 / 3.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
259 Tons

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

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

Pre and Post-consumer food waste from Bowdoin's dining halls is either composted or used as feed at a local pig farm. Bowdoin also has a campus wide zero sort recycling program and several Techno-trashcans to facilitate the recycling of paper, plastic, glass, electronic waste and more. At the end of each academic year the annual Give-and-Go sale sells items donated by students when they move out for the year.


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