|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||June 8, 2015|
OP-23: Waste Diversion
|1.43 / 3.00||
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:
Colorado College provides recycling bins in every campus building and wherever there is a trash can. The college also recovers bathroom paper for compost in campus buildings.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
The Colorado Springs Food Rescue, a student-run organization founded in 2013, uses bike trailers to transport perishable food being thrown away in the community, including the buffet leftovers from Rastall Dining Hall, to charities and non-profits that serve at-risk or hungry individuals.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Colorado College contracts a local company, Bestway Disposal, to collect pre-consumer food waste from all dining services operations and bathroom waste bins.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Colorado College contracts a local company, Bestway Disposal, to collect post-consumer food waste from all dining services operations and bathroom waste bins.
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:
The weight for the materials diverted from landfill/incinerator only includes composted and recycled materials. While there are significant programs in place at CC to reuse, re-sell, and donate materials, these is no data available regarding diversion weights.
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