Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.22
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Guilford College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.69 / 3.00 David Petree
Director of Environmental Sustainability
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
215.13 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
166.23 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:
Much of the data above was calculated using RecycleMania metrics from the 2014 competition and from service providers that manage our hazardous, electronic and solid waste. Guilford has a vigorous recycling program with individual recycling containers in every office and dorm room. We also have recycling cans next to each trash bin. All food waste, both pre- and post consumer, generated by dining services is weighted and use for the production of compost on-site. Each Spring semester during student move-out food and other goods are collected and donated to organizations such as Urban Ministries, Goodwill , Habitat for Humanity and the Salvation Army.

A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
Leftover food not consumed in our cafeteria is donated to a student led initiative called the Campus Kitchen. The Campus Kitchen donates prepared meals to folks in food insecure areas around Greensboro. Another student led initiative, The Mobile Market, purchases produce from the on-campus farm from funds raised by an on-campus farmers market and distributes the produce to folks in food insecure areas around Greensboro.

A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Pre-consumer food waste is collected during food preparation and is used to generate compost on-site.

A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Post-consumer food waste is collected and processed first through a kitchen-grade disposal and then through a pulper which removes up to 80% of the water. This homogeneous food waste is then used in the on-campus composting system.

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 Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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