|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Jan. 7, 2013|
Dominican University of California
OP-18: Waste Diversion
|0.61 / 3.00||
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management
School of Business and Leadership
Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
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:
In 2008 Dominican's custodial service provider presented a recycling plan proposal to implement a recycling program in the entire campus, excluding only the Dining Hall - which is managed by a third party company. According to the plan it was estimated to recycle an average of 18 tons of debris annually. For the FY2010-11 it is estimated that Dominican diverted from the landfill an average of 31.72 tons of debris.
Other programs, such as residence halls move-out waste reduction (donation of unwanted items to local charities) and an on-site composting pile have been contributing to the additional tons of trash diverted from the landfill, respectively, 12 tons and 17.89 tons.