Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.50
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Denison University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 3.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
404.11 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
664 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:
Denison operates a community recycling center that collects not only campus generated materials for recycling, but also community generated materials. Denison conducts annual Move-In and Move-Out events to divert materials from the waste stream towards recycling and reuse. The Move-Out event collects a variety of reusable items that are donated to local charitable organizations. Each year, Denison holds a surplus sale where employees can purchase unneeded and unwanted items from the university. Denison also has a food composting program whereby dining hall food waste is composted at an on-site facility and then used as fertilizer for athletic fields and the campus community garden.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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