Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.75
Liaison Audrey McSain
Submission Date July 10, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Lehigh University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.23 / 3.00 Gary Falasca
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
811.35 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,168.06 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:

Single stream recycling, improved signage and collection bins, annual move out collection of clothing and furniture for sale to the community with proceeds benefiting local education

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


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

Kitchen food waste dewatered and sent to local compost facility

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

Unmonitored volunteer Greek House post consumer food waste composting

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 ---
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting ---
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 Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

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

Electronic waste such as computer CPU, monitors, keyboards, mouse, televisions, etc

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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