|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||June 6, 2016|
California State University, Los Angeles
OP-22: Waste Minimization
|2.37 / 5.00||
Energy and Sustainability Manager
Facilities, Planning, Design and Construction
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Materials recycled||627.12 Tons||539.61 Tons|
|Materials composted||0 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials reused, donated or re-sold||1.53 Tons||0 Tons|
|Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator||509.36 Tons||494.82 Tons|
Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
|Performance Year||Baseline Year|
|Number of residential students||989||991|
|Number of residential employees||23||23|
|Number of in-patient hospital beds||0||0|
|Full-time equivalent enrollment||20,446.30||18,705.70|
|Full-time equivalent of employees||1,839.88||1,728.80|
|Full-time equivalent of distance education students||0||0|
Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
|Start Date||End Date|
|Performance Year||July 1, 2014||June 30, 2015|
|Baseline Year||July 1, 2013||June 30, 2014|
A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:
Baseline for all STARS reporting (except Water Use) is Fiscal Year 2013-14.
A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:
A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
Construction Management, contractors are contractually mandated to recycle their waste product, up to 75%. Recycled Content Certification: Contractor shall certify in writing the minimum, if not exact, percentage of postconsumer material, as defined in Public Contract Code Section 12200, in products, materials, goods, or supplies offered or sold to CSU regardless whether the product meets the requirements of Section 12209.
A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
Property Management maintains a reuse program for large office items and furniture (usually with state tag) that are consistently picked up (1-3 times/month) across campus. These materials are either reused internally or sent to auction.
A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:
Course materials are delivered via email, or available online.
A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:
Campus is encouraged to use double sided printing and electronic reporting, rather than single sided printing.
A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:
In 2015, a Green Your Move Out fundraising program collected 3,077 pounds of surplus clothing and shoes with the help of USAgain, a for-profit textile recycler. Additional move out waste is donated to the campus, and we dispose, repurpose, recycle, donate, and sale as we do with our primary campus efforts.
A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:
A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:
A brief description of any programs and/or practices to track and reduce pre-consumer food waste in the form of kitchen food waste, prep waste and spoilage:
A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:
A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable and/or third party certified compostable to-go containers for to-go food and beverage items (in conjunction with a composting program):
A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable service ware for “dine in” meals and reusable and/or third party certified compostable service ware for to-go meals (in conjunction with a composting program):
A brief description of any discounts offered to customers who use reusable containers (e.g. mugs) instead of disposable or compostable containers in to-go food service operations:
A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:
The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.