Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 59.66
Liaison Christina Erickson
Submission Date Aug. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Champlain College
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Tim Van Woert
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
3.40 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
3.40 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:

Champlain College typically hires contractors to manage construction and renovation projects, and therefore only tracks C&D waste that we generate and manage directly. Contractors who are hired by the College for any construction projects are required to follow state laws related to construction waste.

In Chittenden County, the following C&D items are banned from the landfill, which means that they must not be mixed with landfill-bound waste (trash) in any container. These items and materials are banned from the trash because there are many reuse or recycling options available.

This is a list of C&D-related landfill-banned items only. For a full list of items that cannot be mixed with trash, including leftover paint, appliances and hazardous waste, see Items Banned from Landfills. https://cswd.net/recycling/construction-demolition-waste/

Clean & unpainted only
OSB (Oriented Strand Board)
Clean & unpainted only
Asphalt shingles
Asbestos-free only
Scrap metal
Clean lumber & pallets
Mandatory recyclables
Including cardboard, which must be kept clean & dry
Vermont Act 175 mandates recycling of all of the materials listed above, plus drywall, for projects that meet certain criteria. See the Act 175 page for details.

Anyone putting these items into a container with landfill-bound material is risking enforcement action. Violators are subject to fines up to $500 per incident.

Burning or burying construction waste is illegal due to the possibility of releasing toxins into the air and/or ground water.
See all mentioned links at https://cswd.net/recycling/construction-demolition-waste/

Our waste hauler, Casella, notes a 50% average of diversion of C&D materials on their tracking software. in FY21, we had 6.79 tons of C&D waste, so we note 3.395 as recycled.

Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
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