Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.32
Liaison Brian Peery
Submission Date March 4, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Pittsburg State University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 3.00 Tonya Pentola
Physical Plant Supervisor
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
120.68 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
283.12 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:

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:
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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 Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires 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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