|Submission Date||Feb. 11, 2016|
Michigan State University
OP-23: Waste Diversion
MSU Recycling and Surplus Store
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
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:
We operate a Surplus Store and Recycling Center where we accept most any items (outside of food/hazardous waste). Materials are sorted, resold, given away or recycled. Also operated a compost facility and anaerobic digestor.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
Culinary Services has an an extensive program that donates food to several local organizations.
Food Movers is a prepared and perishable food rescue program sponsored by the Greater Lansing Food Bank. This program is a non-traditional form of food banking in that it rescues excess edible food in the greater Lansing community. The food is immediately delivered to shelters, community kitchens, community centers, senior citizen housing, subsidized housing and other places in our community where there is a need for food.
The 2010 Help Tackle Hunger Food Drive collected 6,258 pounds of food and more than $1,500 in food and monetary donations to the MSU Student Food Bank and Greater Lansing Food Bank.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Currently one dining hall in Culinary Services (Brody Hall) is participating in a pre-consumer composting program.
The pre-consumer waste material is being used at the MSU Student Organic Farm for hot compost and vermi composting programs.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Brody Square dining hall, which serves 7,000 meals per day, has a Somat Pulper in the dish room and an extractor that captures all post consumer waste.
A portion of the material is being used and evaluated for vermi-composting program at the MSU student Organic Farms and an on-campus anaerobic digester.
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 for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||Yes|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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