Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 46.20
Liaison David Heithaus
Submission Date Jan. 20, 2021

STARS v2.2

Kenyon College
OP-18: Waste Minimization and Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.40 / 8.00 Hadley Seymour
OGI INtern
OGI
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Figures needed to determine total waste generated (and diverted):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 116 Tons 74 Tons
Materials composted 131 Tons 98 Tons
Materials donated or re-sold 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversion 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 631 Tons 406 Tons
Total waste generated 878 Tons 578 Tons

A brief description of the residual conversion facility:
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Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period July 1, 2019 June 30, 2020
Baseline Period July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

First year of available data.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,724 1,650
Number of employees resident on-site 4 1
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 1,724 1,650
Full-time equivalent of employees 626 580
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 2,194.50 2,085.25

Total waste generated per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total waste generated per weighted campus user 0.40 Tons 0.28 Tons

Percentage reduction in total waste generated per weighted campus user from baseline:
0

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator by recycling, composting, donating or re-selling, performance year:
28.13

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator (including up to 10 percent attributable to post-recycling residual conversion):
28.13

In the waste figures reported above, has the institution recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold the following materials?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials Yes
Animal bedding Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) No
Electronics Yes
Laboratory equipment No
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Tires Yes
Other (please specify below) No

A brief description of other materials the institution has recycled, composted, donated and/or re-sold:

We recycle paper and plastics #1 and 2, aluminum cans, and glass in bins from common areas and residential areas. The dining hall collects food scraps for the compost, as well as participating students in apartment-style residential areas. At the end of the school year, the office of green initiatives collects items students no longer wish to keep and those items get sorted and stored until the following school year, where they are sold to students and the public. All items leftover are donated to a charity in the county.


Materials intended for disposal but subsequently recovered and reused on campus, performance year:
9 Tons

Does the institution use single stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
No

Does the institution use dual stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
Yes

Does the institution use multi-stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
No

Average contamination rate for the institution’s recycling program:
5

A brief description of any recycling quality control mechanisms employed:

After collection, we sort recyclables in-house and remove any contaminants before bailing and stacking for final transportation.


A brief description of the institution's waste-related behavior change initiatives:

"pre-cycling", the idea of buying less and recycling are both part of the Green Lifestyles programming and the "own your footprint..." campaign.


A brief description of the institution's waste audits and other initiatives to assess its materials management efforts and identify areas for improvement:
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A brief description of the institution's procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
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A brief description of the institution's surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
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A brief description of the institution's platforms to encourage peer-to-peer exchange and reuse:
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A brief description of the institution's limits on paper and ink consumption:
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A brief description of the institution's initiatives to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:
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A brief description of the institution's program to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:

Move out waste is collected by the Office of Green Initiatives and items that can be sold are stored and sold in our rummage sale held at the beginning of the following year, or donated to charities in our county.


A brief description of the institution's programs or initiatives to recover and reuse other materials intended for disposal:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization and diversion efforts is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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