Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 33.15
Liaison Mark Kirkpatrick
Submission Date July 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Loyalist College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.72 / 3.00 Becky MacWhirter
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
208 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:

Diversion is increasing due to the widespread presence of 3-stream recycling bins on campus as well as the organics program in back kitchens (cafeteria, Club 213, Tim Hortons) and at residence.

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

Loyalist has chosen not to participate in a food donation program because our food services provider, Aramark, has a detailed and robust food purchasing inventory system that minimizes the generation of leftovers/food waste.

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

Loyalist College has a pre-consumer organics program operating in the cafeteria, Club 213 (on-campus restaurant run by the Culinary Program) and Tim Hortons.

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

Loyalist has a post-consumer organics program for all residence buildings.

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 Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting ---
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) No
Laboratory equipment No
Furniture No
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:

The statistic for materials diverted only includes the following categories:
- Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers
- Cardboard
- Organics (pre and post-consumer)

It does not include other materials included in our waste diversion efforts such as e-waste, pallets, etc.

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