Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.35
Liaison Stephanie Del Rosario
Submission Date Sept. 10, 2012
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California State University, Fullerton
OP-T2-23: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Greg Dyment
Fullerton Arboretum
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Fullerton Arboretum employs thermophilic composting in windrows to divert organic waste generated through grounds maintenance. Seventy-percent of Fullerton Arboretum’s green waste is diverted from landfills through on-site composting and mulching. By diverting the green waste of three local companies/oranganizations, Fullerton Arboretum manages to offset the disposal of materials that are difficult to compost or use as mulch. In an effort to offset those materials that are sent to the landfill, Fullerton Arboretum accepts organic wastes from three local companies/organizations. Horse manure and spent barley are incorporated into our compost piles. Woodchips are used both as a carbon source for compost piles and as mulch throughout the arboretum grounds. Fullerton Arboretum diverts approximately 480 cubic yards of organic waste from landfills through these practices. The total volume of Arboretum-generated green waste to landfill each year is 470 cubic yards, with a total volume of green waste diverted from the the landfill each year is 480 cubic yards. This offers a net waste diversion rate of about 10 cubic yards, approximately net waste diversion is zero.

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

This credit includes information for the Fullerton Arboretum. Locations within the Institutional Boundary not included in this credit are the Main Campus, Fullerton Arboretum, the Desert Studies Center in Zzyzx, Downtown Santa Ana Arts Center, Irvine Campus, and the President's House.

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