Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
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Jefferson Community and Technical College
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.34 / 3.00 Pamela Dumm
Manager of Business Operations
Business Affairs
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
27.91 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
7.92 Tons

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

Jefferson is currently planning waste diversion initiatives, including recycling and composting expansion projects. Single-stream recycling efforts have been introduced on five of the six Jefferson campuses: Downtown, Technical, Shelby, Carrollton, and Southwest. To implement single stream recycling at Jefferson, each faculty and staff member receives a miniature trash can, a flier that explains single-stream recycling, and a promotional water bottle to announce and familiarize faculty and staff of the new effort to significantly reduce trash collection. The majority of the original office and classroom trash cans are labeled for recycling only, with a limited number of cans reserved for true trash. In addition, tall cans are placed around the campus hallways that designate waste and mixed recycling.

Jefferson's older and/or surplus office and medical equipment is currently donated to Habitat for Humanity and Supplies Overseas. The organization meets critical healthcare needs in developing countries around the world by redistributing surplus medical supplies and equipment. We partner with hospitals and others to recover and send what would otherwise go to the landfill.

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