Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.97
Liaison Alison Pugh
Submission Date Jan. 16, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Edmonds Community College
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Stanley Linder
Associate Director of Facilities - Grounds & EMS
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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:

All EdCC grounds mowers do not have catchers. Our main Kubota Lawn mower has a mulching deck, and all grass trimmings are incorporated back into the lawns/soils. Currently because of cost to Cedar Grove Compost (our contracted composter), we have been composting all weeds/leaves/excavated soils (except for Horsetail), and they are deposited on site into our composting area where we handle 50-200 yards of composting soils for our on-campus landscaping projects. This year we had a community give away (Triton’s Earth Garden Soil) managed by our students (project management class) and grounds staff that processed 80-100 yards of compost soil and collected $500.00 donations for our College Foundation. Branches/ Pruning/ Tree removal are collected in our composting area and then removed in large containers to a soil contractor that grinds up this product and produces topsoils. We are hoping to get our own chipper, but this is for future. Tree Trimming companies throughout the Lynnwood/Seattle area yearly deposit 100-500 yards chips that are used for our landscape beds throughout campus and the deteriorated or unusable chips in our beds are incorporated into our composting soils.

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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