Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.78
Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date April 10, 2014
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STARS v1.2

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Sara Lafia
Sustainability Student Assistant
Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies
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Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:

A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:

In partnership with Burrtec waste industries, Los Olivos Dining Commons is saving both money and the environment by diverting food waste from landfills to an off-site composing program managed by Burrtec. Trash is divided into three general categories comprising recyclables, food scraps, and miscellaneous trash. All food including fruits and vegetables, breads, meats, bones, and dairy are composted by the campus’ trash hauler, Burrtec. Kitchen scraps from food preparation, uneaten food and leftover food from diners are thrown into biodegradable trash bags and a separate outdoor bin. Los Olivos' composting initiative has diverted ten cubic yards of garbage per week from the landfill, or nearly 2,100 cubic yards per year. Several other campus venues are in the queue to participate in this program, including The Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch, the Farm Store, and Kellogg West Conference Center and Hotel.

The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

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