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-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 5.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
837.71 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
4,646.48 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
1,200.65 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
380.58 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
4,043.42 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012

On-campus residents, 2005:
8,019

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
19,647

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
3,848

On-campus residents, performance year:
9,886

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
21,540

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,040

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
August 2011-August 2012

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
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A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:
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The City of Ames has a refuse-derived fuel system (RDF), in which all waste goes to a sorting facility. Some of that waste is recycled, some is landfilled, and the rest is used to produce energy.

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