Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.74
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.73 / 3.00 Katie Leone
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
903.65 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
2,833 Tons

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:

Please see the campaigns described in EN-5: Outreach Campaign for this STARS report.

A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

Our campus dining provider donates to our campus operated food pantry which provides emergency help for our students facing food insecurity.

A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

A few waste audits have been conducted to explore pre-consumer composting feasibility.

A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

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 donations No
Food for animals No
Food composting No
Cooking oil No
Plant materials composting No
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) ---
Laboratory equipment ---
Furniture ---
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal ---
Pallets ---
Motor oil ---
Tires ---

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:

See OP-25 for more information regarding FGCU's laboratory chemical and hazardous waste reduction and recycling program.

Batteries, Light bulbs, Toner/ink-jet cartridge, while recycled, are not included in our total tons of diverted materials due to a lack of data.

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.