Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.16
Liaison Kylee Singh
Submission Date Sept. 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California Polytechnic State University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.71 / 1.00 Anastasia Nicole
Zero Waste Program Coordinator
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
2,086 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
836 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:

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

California State law (Public Resources Code sections 40000 et seq.) requires that as a California State University, Cal Poly must divert 75% of all solid waste from Landfill disposal by 2020. Per construction documents "SECTION 01 74 19 CONSTRUCTION WASTE MANAGEMENT AND DISPOSAL," contractors are required to file a Waste Management Plan and subsequent waste diversion reports showing at least 65% diversion from landfill for each project.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

C&D from 2018 Waste Metrics file; includes waste reported for completed construction projects, as well as 50% of state roll-off landfill (remaining 50% allocated to garbage from public bins). The reason this 50% roll off waste is included is because it is waste generated from minor construction and demolition projects that are happening on campus where roll offs are not sited specifically for that one project.

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