|Submission Date||Feb. 12, 2016|
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Assoc. Dir. Sustainability
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:
Food waste collection bins at apartments diverts waste to the anaerobic digester. New recycling initiatives organized by students through the Sustainability Fund are tracking improved recycling and post-consumer food waste collection performance with better bins and signage. The Take It or Leave it program collects and re-distributes useable but unwanted goods at the end of the academic year. Goods are re-distributed throughout the campus and broader community.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
Take it or Leave It event collects food donations at the end of the year. Often one or two student run food drives throughout year.
Annual employee holiday meal includes collection of canned goods for the Potsdam Neighborhood center. 1700 items were collected in Dec. 2015.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
pre-consumer food from Ro-Bro cafeteria and Cheel sorted and fed to the campus anaerobic digester
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
A student group, Synergy, collects food waste from many on-campus apartments and brings the food waste to the digester. The ISE collects food waste from several departments and brings it to the digester.
Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|Food for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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