Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.38
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date June 17, 2014
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Johnson County Community College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.23 / 3.00 Kristy Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
391.81 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
567.65 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:

We recycle many different materials (see http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/projects/recycling/index.html for details), compost pre-consumer food waste from dining services and our Hospitality program kitchens, and donate surplus furniture and equipment when they are replaced but are still usable.


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

Particularly over breaks and when the campus is closed, JCCC Dining Services donates surplus food to local food pantries and kitchens.


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

JCCC composts all pre-consumer food waste from our Dining Services program as well as out of the Hospitality and Culinary program's kitchens. Our daily and historical information can be tracked on our Composting Dashboard: http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/projects/composting/composting-dashboard.html


A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
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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 Yes
Cooking oil ---
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 ---
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste No
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil ---
Tires ---

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