Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.70
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date July 5, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Bryant University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 3.00 Scott Gauthier
Manager, Custodial Operations
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
263.38 Tons

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

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:

Bryant University is working hard to improve our ability to divert materials from our waste stream. Bryant continually works to improve our recycling program which currently includes commingled cans, bottles, cardboard, mixed paper, and textbooks. Bryant has recycling containers in all individual work spaces, student rooms, and all public areas including exterior entrances. During the past year Bryant has donated 343 pounds of office supplies and 1,843 pounds of clothing to Goodwill from the Green Office Clean-out and the End of Year Clean-out.

A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

When we have leftovers before a close, or after a large scale event, we donate to the local food banks. During the end of year move out, there is a collection program for students to donate nonperishable food items.

A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Currently no composting is set up.

A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Bryant diverts its food waste by sending it to a pig farmer. Bryant also recycles its cooking oil, sending it to Newport Biodiesel.

Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food donations Yes
Food for animals ---
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting ---
Animal bedding composting ---
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) ---
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:

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