Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.29
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date March 28, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Brandeis University
Tier2-5: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Marisa Turesky
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

As of last year, all campus yard waste is composted and thus full points were given. The new leaf composting project allows for all leaves and grass clippings to be collected in big piles. Then, a nitrogen source is added (horse meneure or bags of urea for critter break-down), along with lime to raise the pH level, and the pile is then turned once per month. Once it is broken down, it will be used as a top dressing on the lawns or, if it doesn’t break down very much, it will be used as mulch.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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