Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 34.83
Liaison Katie Wall
Submission Date March 24, 2022

STARS v2.2

Lees-McRae College
OP-18: Waste Minimization and Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.42 / 8.00 James Leenhouts
Facilities Director
Facilities
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Figures needed to determine total waste generated (and diverted):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 30,000 Tons 30,000 Tons
Materials composted 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials donated or re-sold 12 Tons 12 Tons
Materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversion 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 470,000 Tons 877,000 Tons
Total waste generated 500,012 Tons 907,012 Tons

A brief description of the residual conversion facility:

- During the off-season we dump 1/4 less.
- The materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversation is unknown but listed as "0" above


Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Period Jan. 1, 2020 Dec. 25, 2021
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2019 Dec. 25, 2020

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:
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Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 550 550
Number of employees resident on-site 6 6
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 826 826
Full-time equivalent of employees 60 60
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 198 198
Weighted campus users 655 655

Total waste generated per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total waste generated per weighted campus user 763.38 Tons 1,384.75 Tons

Percentage reduction in total waste generated per weighted campus user from baseline:
44.87

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator by recycling, composting, donating or re-selling, performance year:
6.00

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator (including up to 10 percent attributable to post-recycling residual conversion):
6.00

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 No
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
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:

Food - donated to local shelter
Furniture - repurposed or donated
Scrap metal - resold
Pallets - donated
Tires - recycled
Florescent light bulbs - recycled


Materials intended for disposal but subsequently recovered and reused on campus, performance year:
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Does the institution use single stream recycling to collect standard recyclables in common areas?:
Yes

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

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

Average contamination rate for the institution’s recycling program:
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A brief description of any recycling quality control mechanisms employed:
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A brief description of the institution's waste-related behavior change initiatives:

Recycling bins in offices with removal of trash cans.
Faculty postings on Facebook for on-campus materials swap.
Student-led outdoor gear and clothing swap bi-annual.


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:

Un-used furniture is stored in a space where faculty and staff can come and browse for needed items.


A brief description of the institution's platforms to encourage peer-to-peer exchange and reuse:

Outdoor gear and clothing swap bi-annually.


A brief description of the institution's limits on paper and ink consumption:

Course catalog, faculty handbook, and staff handbook only available online - no print copies available.


A brief description of the institution's initiatives to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

Currently transitioning to on-line waiver for campus-wise usage.


A brief description of the institution's program to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:
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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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