Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.37
Liaison Molly Blumhoefer
Submission Date July 27, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Central New Mexico Community College
OP-22: Waste Minimization

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.28 / 5.00 Molly Blumhoefer
Campus as a Living Lab and Sustainability Project Manager
PPD
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Waste generated::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 301 Tons 175 Tons
Materials composted 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials reused, donated or re-sold 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 448 Tons 436.10 Tons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 0 0
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 13648 12144
Full-time equivalent of employees 1446 1112
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2657 2219

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year Jan. 1, 2014 Dec. 31, 2015
Baseline Year Jan. 1, 2010 Dec. 31, 2010

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

The first year under contract with Waste Management.


A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
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A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
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A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

A lot of instructors have adopted no-print policies and are encouraged to do so through CNM's "Paper-cut" Policy.


A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:
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A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:
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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:

The culinary arts program composts with contract through soilutions.


A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:
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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):
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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):
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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:
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A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:

Email to Molly Blumhoefer from Dan Darnell
Molly, here is what I came up with, but just so you know these are rough estimates because we weren’t actually collecting stats in 2015. Likewise we collected stats during RecycleMania, but have not tracked them since. I have asked that we begin tracking from this point forward in 2016. Here you go….

You have the numbers for 2014, but just to compare. We handled 643 tons of material total, with 441 tons MSW (landfilled) which is 2,416 pounds per day, and 202 tons Recycled, which is 1,107 pounds per day. Based on that here is a quick table

2014 in pounds 2015 in pounds 2016 in pounds (181 days)
Av. Recycle/da 1107 #/da 1650 #/da 2194 #/da
Av. MSW/da 2416 #/da 2453 #/da 2490 #/da

So the 2015 stats you are looking for would be: 301 Tons recycled, and 448 Tons MSW

To be honest, I am not sure what the top two boxes are asking for (materials diverted and disposed of…) Those look like some kind of cumulative numbers, but I’m not sure what they are looking for.

I hope these figures help. Also, we will be more prepared for next year with stats moving forward. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks, Dan

Dan Darnell
New Mexico Manager
Public Sector Solutions
ddarnell@wm.com

Waste Management of New Mexico
(505) 891-6978 Office
(505) 382-3274 Mobile

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