Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.84
Liaison Adrienne Schwarte
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Maryville College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.69 / 3.00 Mark O'Gorman
Professor of Political Science and Coordinator of Environmental Studies Program
Social Sciences
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
50.83 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
171.60 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:

The College has an Inventory Disposal Process that describes, first, reuse of possible items, and then selling of item at College discretion. A list of donation sites are provided, as well as recycling of selected items (scrap metal).

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

A student-run Food Recovery Network initiative begun in mid-2015 has resulted in 150 pounds of food donated.


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

None as of Dec 2015

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

None as of Dec 2015

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 ---
Food for animals No
Food composting No
Cooking oil No
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) No
Laboratory equipment ---
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste ---
Scrap metal ---
Pallets Yes
Motor oil ---
Tires ---

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

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