Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.47
Liaison Claudia Kent
Submission Date June 29, 2020

STARS v2.2

Haverford College
OP-18: Waste Minimization and Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.74 / 8.00 Fern Hall
Assistant Director: Housekeeping
Facilities Management
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Figures needed to determine total waste generated (and diverted):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 169.55 Tons 218.01 Tons
Materials composted 40 Tons 48 Tons
Materials donated or re-sold 0 Tons 3 Tons
Materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversion 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 734.49 Tons 1,093.92 Tons
Total waste generated 944.04 Tons 1,362.93 Tons

A brief description of the residual conversion facility:
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Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2018 June 30, 2019
Baseline Period July 1, 2012 June 30, 2013

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

First year we measured for AASHE STARS.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,320 1,239
Number of employees resident on-site 67 83
Number of other individuals resident on-site 134 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,376 1,268
Full-time equivalent of employees 602 581.90
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 1,964.25 1,717.93

Total waste generated per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total waste generated per weighted campus user 0.48 Tons 0.79 Tons

Percentage reduction in total waste generated per weighted campus user from baseline:
39.42

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator by recycling, composting, donating or re-selling, performance year:
22.20

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator (including up to 10 percent attributable to post-recycling residual conversion):
22.20

In the waste figures reported above, has the institution recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold the following materials?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials Yes
Animal bedding Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) No
Electronics Yes
Laboratory equipment No
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Tires No
Other (please specify below) No

A brief description of other materials the institution has recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold:
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Materials intended for disposal but subsequently recovered and reused on campus, performance year:
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Does the institution use single stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
Yes

Does the institution use dual stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
No

Does the institution use multi-stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
No

Average contamination rate for the institution’s recycling program:
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A brief description of any recycling quality control mechanisms employed:
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A brief description of the institution's waste-related behavior change initiatives:
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A brief description of the institution's waste audits and other initiatives to assess its materials management efforts and identify areas for improvement:

The College has replace all bulk waste containers on campus with three compactors. This will allow use to control what is place in these container to ensure that waste and recycle item are disposed of in there proper locations.


A brief description of the institution's procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
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A brief description of the institution's surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:

Purchasing Director, Niklettal Millas, keeps a surplus of office furniture for college use.


A brief description of the institution's platforms to encourage peer-to-peer exchange and reuse:
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A brief description of the institution's limits on paper and ink consumption:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

Course guides (schedules)are completely online. College catalog is completely online though a paper copy is also printed for recruiting purposes. Student transcripts, grades, and degree audits are completely online.


A brief description of the institution's program to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:
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A brief description of the institution's programs or initiatives to recover and reuse other materials intended for disposal:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization and diversion efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Baseline year is correct. We did a lot of clearing out this year of basements due to flooding issues and general renovations.

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