Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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Columbia University
OP-T2-23: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Dan Held
Assistant Vice President
Strategic Communications, Columbia University Facilities and Operations
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Grass is cut with self-mulching mowers and left on-site and most leaves that are collected are provided to the community garden. Bartlett tree service takes away tree trimming and converts them into mulch or biochar.
Bartlett, the company currently under contract to perform grounds keeping, also mulches and composts trimmings. Although not done on-site, local vendors use the trimmings for this mulch and compost to keep transportation to a minimum and benefits to the local area at a maximum.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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