Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 73.47
Liaison Ian McKeown
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Loyola Marymount University
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Ian McKeown
Sustainability Officer
Facilities Management
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
75 Tonnes

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
19 Tonnes

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
79.79

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) seeks to recover all recyclable discards and out-throws from construction and demolition (C&D) activities. This includes, but is not limited to, materials such as copper, brass, aluminum, alloys, wood, concrete and greenwaste. It also includes recyclable discards from ancillary activities associated with construction and renovation projects, including materials such as pallets, cardboard, paper products, beverage containers and other materials deemed worthy of recovery by the University Recycling Program. LMU reserves the right to retain any recyclable materials that may generate revenue for the University. LMU requires the recycling of construction and demolition (C&D) debris. These requirements affect all construction projects such as new construction, remodels and partial demolitions, and require that all C&D materials removed from the project are properly recycled. These requirements prohibit any C&D recyclable materials from being placed in trash or sent to a landfill. C&D materials source-separated at the construction site for reuse or recycling must be taken to a facility that reuses or recycles those materials. All mixed C&D debris must be transported off-site by a certified hauler and taken to a registered facility that can process mixed C&D debris and divert a minimum of 65% (75% for projects working toward LEED Certification) of the material from landfill. LMU’s Manager of Solid Waste & Recycling must be provided with copies of tare and transport tickets for each load removed from the site at the conclusion of the project. Additionally, hauler tonnage reports must be provided documenting all non-recyclable discards associated with the project that were hauled to a landfill or waste-to-energy facility.


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