Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.61
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Frostburg State University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.29 / 3.00 Lawrence Gingerich
Safety and Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
1,761 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
548 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:

FSU has a set of recycling bins on each floor af each building. The bin set encludes seperate bins for each of the following: glass, paper, aluminum and plastic. Cardboard, electronics, steel and construction waste is also collected and recycled.

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

Not at this time.

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

Preconsumer waste generated by the food service areas is composted in our Rocket Composting machine.

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

Post consumer waste is also composted in the Rocket Compost machine.

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 Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting ---
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

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

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