Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Bert Jacobson
Submission Date Feb. 3, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Kankakee Community College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Bert Jacobson
Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
40.20 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
60.60 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:

KCC's recycling program is comprehensive and includes paper, cardboard, plastics, pallets, books, aluminum vans, scrap metal, batteries, fluorescent bulbs and lamp ballasts, cell phones, electronic waste, and glass. 86% of the books are repurposed by Better World Books, and 76% of the electronic waste is repurposed by World Computer Exchange. Recycling containers are conveniently dispersed throughout the campus and maintained by the Facilities Department. Hydration stations located throughout the campus helped to reduce the purchase of bottled water (nearly 35,000 plastic bottles)


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

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

cell phones and books.


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