Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.29
Liaison Mary Fischer
Submission Date March 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Brandeis University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 5.00 Janna Cohen-Rosenthal
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
191.11 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
1,822 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
191.11 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
612.98 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1,209.98 Tons

On-campus residents, 2005:
3,052

Full-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
3,015

Part-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
544

On-campus residents, performance year:
2,672

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
3,637

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
988

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

Performance year is FY 2010 (Academic year 2009-2010). Complete data is only available going back to FY 2009. We used the same data weighted against campus users- however our population has grown. We can assume however that our recycling rate has gone up, but do not have the data to support that claim at this point. About a third of trash has been reduced though because, in 2008 Brandeis began to send all dining hall waste to be commercially composted. We have small composting programs for student dorms, we do not track the weight of those compostables.

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