Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 64.43
Liaison Jessica Davis
Submission Date Nov. 4, 2016
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.51 / 3.00 Jim Walsh
Building Operations Manager
Campus Facility Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
563 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
2,776.99 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:

- Waste audits/dumpster dives that are held at least annually for student and faculty/staff education.
- IUPUI Surplus takes no longer needed university-owned materials and recycles or re-sells them
- Student Sustainability Council (SSC) adopted the yearly theme of "recycling" and had year-long outreach and education sessions surrounding the topic
- IUPUI Recycling: https://sustainability.iupui.edu/topics/recycling.asp

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

Campus Kitchen utilizes recovered food that would have otherwise gone to waste from Chartwells-run IUPUI Food Service. This food is used to create nutritious meals for clients in the Indianapolis community. CKIUPUI partners with Wheeler Mission Ministries, an organization that provides programs and services for the homeless and those in need. The Campus Kitchen is sponsored by the IUPUI Office of Sustainability.

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

Chartwells has a program called Trim Trax which tracks waste associated with food production. This waste is weighed and recorded on a daily basis. Associates are encouraged to continually reduce the poundage. This program launched fall 2016.

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

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 No
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 No
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

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

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