Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 70.42
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date March 6, 2020

STARS v2.2

Lewis & Clark College
OP-18: Waste Minimization and Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.30 / 8.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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Figures needed to determine total waste generated (and diverted):
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 151 Tons 368 Tons
Materials composted 109 Tons 0 Tons
Materials donated or re-sold 7.23 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed through post-recycling residual conversion 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 358 Tons 515 Tons
Total waste generated 625.23 Tons 883 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 Jan. 1, 2017 Dec. 31, 2017
Baseline Period Jan. 1, 2012 Dec. 31, 2012

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

A 2012 baseline was adopted because that was the earliest available with quality data.


Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of students resident on-site 1,333 1,318
Number of employees resident on-site 6 5
Number of other individuals resident on-site 0 0
Total full-time equivalent student enrollment 3,214 3,428
Full-time equivalent of employees 729 730
Full-time equivalent of students enrolled exclusively in distance education 0 0
Weighted campus users 3,292 3,449.25

Total waste generated per weighted campus user:
Performance Year Baseline Year
Total waste generated per weighted campus user 0.19 Tons 0.26 Tons

Percentage reduction in total waste generated per weighted campus user from baseline:
25.81

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator by recycling, composting, donating or re-selling, performance year:
42.74

Percentage of materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator (including up to 10 percent attributable to post-recycling residual conversion):
42.74

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) Yes
Electronics Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Tires No
Other (please specify below) Yes

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

Tennis balls, used blankets are donated to a local animal shelter


Materials intended for disposal but subsequently recovered and reused on campus, performance year:
150 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?:
Yes

Average contamination rate for the institution’s recycling program:
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A brief description of any recycling quality control mechanisms employed:

Waste hauler currently monitors contamination rates. In the past year, student workers have also assisted with this process.


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

- student-oriented videos created to address waste/recycling issues
- student workers assigned to monitor bins and engage with education with residents


A brief description of the institution's waste audits and other initiatives to assess its materials management efforts and identify areas for improvement:

- student workers assigned to monitor bins and engage with education with residents on areas for improvement
- student club informational boards around recycling and trash


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:

The College maintains a surplus of materials and furniture that are reused primarily by faculty and staff. At the end of the year a clean out is complete through a 'garage sale'.


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

In previous years, we have had active peer to peer exchange boards, which have since gone dormant. Currently, this happens over email or FB.


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

Printing is limited for most students. Faculty and staff have to pay for prints.


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

Much of our campus is now using multi-function printers to allow for more electronic work flow processing.


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

Reuse and recycling bins are available for students to donate used and/or unwanted goods as well as an appliance take back program run by student volunteers, paid students and paid staff. We also run a free swap location most years.


A brief description of the institution's programs or initiatives to recover and reuse other materials intended for disposal:

Recycling education, bottle water reduction initiative, water bottle/mug distribution to new employees/students, plastics reduction.


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:

2017 waste data was used in instead of 2018, as during the 2018 year we switched waste haulers and that data is both incomplete and suspect.

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