|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 4, 2016|
Pittsburg State University
OP-23: Waste Diversion
|0.90 / 3.00||
Physical Plant Supervisor
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:
University expanded recycling program and provided funding to support program. Recycling program works with local and regional businesses to divert as much material as possible from landfills. Recycling program hosts annual sales to re-purpose items not used on campus.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
University has a food pantry on campus that is run by students.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Pre-consumer food waste is collected from all University dining services locations and is mixed with other compostable materials (grass clippings, leaves, etc.) on site and used in campus flower beds and gardens.
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:
Construction and remodeling project material waste, office supplies and equipment, clothing, and ewaste.
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