Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 29.05
Liaison Elizabeth Masuen
Submission Date March 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Metropolitan Community College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.45 / 3.00 Sally Hopley
Coordinator of Sustainable Practices
Campus Planning and Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
86.05 Tons
+ Date Revised: May 23, 2016

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
491.18 Tons
+ Date Revised: May 23, 2016

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:

MCC has single stream recycling and provides a recycling bin at every employee desk to encourage recycling from staff and faculty. There are also recycling bins in every classroom and in common areas within buildings. Additionally, all yard waste from the grounds crew is disposed of in a separate container for composting/reuse.

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

The Institute for Culinary Arts provides donations within the parameters of the State Health Department whenever possible. There are a number of organizations within the local area that are recipients of excess food either from on and off campus events and classroom demonstrations.

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

Pre consumer food waste can occasionally be reused for animal feed for our small animal farming program.

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


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 Yes
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting Yes
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs ---
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) ---
Laboratory equipment ---
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste ---
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires ---

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The waste diversion rates listed above are for the 2014 calendar year.

The waste diversion rates listed above are for the 2014 calendar year.

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