Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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Frostburg State University
OP-22: Waste Minimization

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.35 / 5.00 Henry Bullamore
Professor
Geography
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Waste generated::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 388 Tons 332 Tons
Materials composted 68 Tons 171 Tons
Materials reused, donated or re-sold 6.53 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 548 Tons 537 Tons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 1505 1558
Number of residential employees 0 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 4670.40 4682
Full-time equivalent of employees 815.30 880
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 181 0

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2015 June 30, 2016
Baseline Year July 1, 2008 June 30, 2009

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

Due to the adoption of the Climate Action Plan at FSU in 2009 this was used as a baseline year.


A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
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A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:

The Purchasing Department handles the sale or disposal of surplus items. Surplus items are offered for redistribution on campus or sold to the highest bidder via a bid process.
Computers and electronics are recycled through JVS Environmental. Toner cartridges are recycled with the Envirosmart Company.

FSU has a written process for handling what is considered recycled as well as surplus computer equipment.
When computers are replaced with new models, they are recycled out to the campus for other uses such as Graduate Assistants, Adjunct Faculty, Student workers, and other non-critical uses and locations. The following process has been documented to show the detailed steps computer department personnel take to recycle the equipment and update the inventory system:

II. USED COMPUTERS/COMPUTER MOVES/REPLACMENT/REMOVAL
A. ACIT
1. Determine Computer Final Use in timely manner.
a. Move? (FSU Staff/Faculty/Lab/Classroom)
i. Description Verify (LAPTOP, COMPUTER, SERVER)
ii. Accountable Officer to Tech Pool, Tech Inventory, TBD, or name (as appropriate)
iii. Department (ACIT if Tech Pool, Tech Inventory, or TBD)
iv. Building
v. Room
b. Re-Distributable?
1. Reload if necessary.
2. Deliver to end location (user, Tech Pool Area)
3. Update Computer Inventory System:
i. Description Verify ii. Accountable Officer to Tech Pool, Tech Inventory, TBD, or Name
iii. Department
iv. Building
v. Room

Once a piece of equipment is identified as being beyond its life-span (generally 4+ years depending on the exact type of use), the following process is followed:

III. SURPLUS COMPUTERS
A. ACIT
1. Wipe hard drive and remove any good reusable parts (large HD, DVD/CDRW, memory, power supplies).
2. Move Weekly/Monthly Computer Batch to Stangle 124D
3. Update Inventory Database System:
a. Description Verify (LAPTOP, COMPUTER, SERVER)
a. Building to STANGLE
b. Room 124D
c. Department to PROCUREMENT
d. Accountable Officer to SURPLUS
e. Process with the new system coming soon If there are known issues with the computer, Check the Box ‘Issues” and if desired update Issues Description.
4. Notify Asset Manager if a computer is going to be scrapped
or used for parts so it can be taken out of circulation in the inventory system. AM will get permission to dispose and update the system.

B. Receiving
1. Decide when sufficient amount of Computers are accepted for surplus Sale.
2. Get Report for all computers in Surplus Storage
(Stangle 124D)
a. Contact ACIT personnel to generate report.
b. New Inventory System report.
3. Send report to VP Admin & Fin. for disposal approval.
4. Put Computers Out for Bid.
5. Send Asset Manager the list of all disposals w/tag numbers and serial numbers.

C. Asset Manager
1. After Sale/Donation/Scrap - Update Inventory Database System:
a. When sold or donated, click Disposition Date and select the date.
b. If scrapped, AM will get permission for disposal for removal from inventory system.
c. Change Disposition Code:
i. 1=Sold
ii. 2=donated
iii. 3=scrap
iv. 4=stolen


A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

The default for course schedules and directories is online. Schedules are available online via the institution’s student record system and the directories accesses through FSU’s website. No directories are printed by the university.


A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:

To date, printing has been limited in two ways:
1). All printers have been set to duplex printing (double-sided) which has greatly reduced the number of pages being printed by each student.
2). Many color printers throughout the campus are setup to charge students for this service. Because the university is phasing in the charge for printing, not all color printers have been setup to force a charge. Black and White printers are currently not setup to charge for printing, however, the system is installed and configured on all printers. Plans are being made to begin charging students for all printing.


A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:

During move in days “Cardboard Corrals” are located close to resident halls to capture cardboard boxes that students unpack. Resident Assistants are instructed to direct students to use them. Posters also advertise the use and locations of the “Cardboard Corrals”.Nothing formal at this time.


A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:

Chartwell’s, our dining hall contractor, has conducted an audit concerning pre and post-consumer dining waste.


A brief description of any programs and/or practices to track and reduce pre-consumer food waste in the form of kitchen food waste, prep waste and spoilage:
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A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:

Since Fall 2006 Frostburg State University has been trayless in our dining hall. No trays are available for anyone to use.


A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable and/or third party certified compostable to-go containers for to-go food and beverage items (in conjunction with a composting program):

Not at this time.


A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable service ware for “dine in” meals and reusable and/or third party certified compostable service ware for to-go meals (in conjunction with a composting program):

Not at this time.


A brief description of any discounts offered to customers who use reusable containers (e.g. mugs) instead of disposable or compostable containers in to-go food service operations:

In our Java City Coffee Shop, patrons can purchase a Reusable Mug for hot beverages purchases. With this much, guests receive refills for a reduced price for all hot coffee and tea purchases.

After purchasing this refillable / reusable travel mug, you can get refills for $.99 versus a regular coffee with a paper cup for $1.89, which is a considerable savings.


A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:

Since Fall 2006 Aramark and subsequently Chartwell at Frostburg State University has been trayless in our dining hall. No trays are available for anyone to use.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:

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