|Submission Date||April 4, 2016|
Onondaga Community College
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Director of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
Office of Sustainability and Environmental Health and Safety
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:
The College finished strong in RecycleMania 2015, a national recycling contest between colleges and universities. Onondaga placed 1st in New York State in the Waste Minimization category, meaning that Onondaga generated very little trash and recyclables per person compared with other campuses. The College has recycling bins throughout campus including battery recycling collection containers. Onondaga also has a “carry in, carry out” policy for many classrooms, with centralized recycling and trash bins located in hallways rather than classrooms in order to significantly reduce the need for plastic liners.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
The College composts pre-consumer food waste from the cafeteria. The waste is collected by dining services staff and hauled to a nearby composting facility administered by the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency.
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 for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|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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