Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 78.45
Liaison Emma Blandford
Submission Date May 15, 2012
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Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Marcia Kinstler
Sustainability Director
Office of Environmental Stewardship
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Grounds keeping waste is generally composted in place - for Grass clippings are recycled through the use of mulching mowers, reducing nitrogen requirements of the soil, and minimizing impact on landfill waste. Leaves are either a) blown into bed areas to serve as natural mulch for plant material, or b) removed to a compost area, where they are allowed to break down until they can be used for soil amendments, etc. The Facilities Landscape Department recycles 98% of all the grass clippings, 80% of all wood products, 97% of fallen leaves and about 25% of pruning products from shrubs on campus.

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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