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-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.22 / 3.00 Merry Rankin
ISU Director of Sustainability
Facilities Planning & Management
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
4,338.43 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,512.17 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

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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