Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.35
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Dec. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Gettysburg College
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 John Beauchamp
No Longer with the College
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

The college, partnering with the United Way of Adams County, organizes the collection and sale of reusable items at the end of the year. Items are also collected from community members who wish to donate. Students donate books, furniture, clothing, et cetera. The donated items are organized in the gym and sold in a large sale. In 2011, the sale raised $17,900 and prevented 33 tons from entering the waste stream.
In 2010, the sale raised $20,000 and prevented 30 tons from entering the waste stream.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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