Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 75.93
Liaison Merry Rankin
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Iowa State University
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Cathy Brown
Assistant Director of Campus Physical Planning
Facilities Planning and Management
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:
Yes

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Campus Services unit composts all leaf and landscape debris as part of the university compost operation. Grass clippings are mulched in place during the mowing operation. Tree debris is mulched for reuse on campus landscape beds. Major tree logs are directed toward the TreeCycle program, where wood is logged and sawn for reuse in furniture classes, specialized furniture fabrication or directed to Iowa Prison Industries to create specialized memorabilia for resale. Additionally, organic waste material from university greenhouses is also composted.


The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:
100

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:
0

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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