Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Cornell University
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Therese O'Connor
Mgr, Training & Development
Dining-Administration
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Does the institution have a postconsumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

Farm Services operates the university compost facility, which won a 2009 EPA Environmental Quality Award. It handles 57 waste streams and about 5,000 tons of waste annually that would otherwise be trucked to a landfill more than 30 miles away. Farm services collects about 850 tons of food scraps and other compostables from 15 dining hall on campus. It also transports and composts an additional 3,300 tons of animal manure and bedding from the School of Veterinary Medicine and 300 tons of plant material and soil from greenhouses and other plant growth operations on campus.


The percentage of overall meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
98

The percentage of meal plan meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
100

The percentage of retail facilities for which postconsumer composting is available:
95

The percentage of conference meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
100

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

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