Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.76
Liaison Krista Bailey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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Pennsylvania State University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 3.00 Shelley McKeague
Environmental Compliance Specialist
Engineering Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
12,294 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
6,183 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

Recycling Program History - http://www.opp.psu.edu/about-opp/recycling/program-history

Special Events - http://www.opp.psu.edu/about-opp/recycling/special-events

New & Future Initiatives - http://www.opp.psu.edu/about-opp/recycling/new-and-future-initiatives

Student Involvement - http://www.opp.psu.edu/about-opp/recycling/student-involvement

Administrative Policy AD34 University Recycling Program - http://guru.psu.edu/policies/AD34.html

Penn State uses the Response (Re) Diversion (Di) Index as a measuring and management tool for the organization's waste processes and effectiveness -

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.