|Submission Date||March 23, 2016|
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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:
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.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
At the end of the week and after large catering events on campus, Bon Appetit donates food to the local food bank and to charitable organizations for distribution in the Licking County Community.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
During the food prep process, all vegetable and fruit scraps and peels are placed into receptacles. Other compostable pre-consumer food waste is also placed into the receptacle to be taken to the campus composting facility.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
In both dining halls students have the opportunity to compost food waste that includes: vegetables, fruits, breads, pastas, coffee grounds, tea bags, and napkins.
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:
Construction waste and electronics.
Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.
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