Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 81.81
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date Feb. 25, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Colorado State University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.24 / 5.00 Sheela Backen
Integrated Solid Waste Manager
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
1,210.10 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
842 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
1,609.20 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
1,028 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
478 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
2,966 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013

On-campus residents, 2005:
6,000

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
24,674

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1,729

On-campus residents, performance year:
6,443

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
29,188

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
6,827

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

The University has a commitment to achieving Zero Waste.

The core of CSU is educating it's students. Every year, CSU has many programs such as Recyclemainia, Leave It Behind and facilities surplus that educate and encourage students to evaluate their personal waste habits and focus on recycling, reusing and reducing their impact on campus. In addition, Facilities Management is commited to reducing the university's impact through more efficient waste collection and sorting.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

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