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Liaison Douglas Alexander
Submission Date July 14, 2015
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Old Dominion University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter DeAngelo Thorpe
Environmental Health and Safety
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
765 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
3,626 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:

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

Campus dining expends perishables during winter and spring breaks and the close of spring semester by donating food to the local Union Mission homeless shelter and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. Additionally, ODU participates in the “Rock and Wrap It Up” event where all unused food from a Ted Constant Convocation Center event is transported and donated to the Union Mission that night. Furthermore, from December 6 - December 15, 2010, ODU students had the opportunity to donate meal swipes. A total of 14,482 meal swipes were donated by ODU students. Monarch Dining delivered approximately 1,000 pounds of food to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia, located here in Norfolk, VA. The food bank was very grateful for the donations.

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

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 No
Food for animals No
Food composting No
Cooking oil No
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs No
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 No
Pallets No
Motor oil No
Tires No

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

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