Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.85
Liaison Patrice Langevin
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Pitzer College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 3.00 Warren Biggins
Sustainability Manager
Robert Redford Conservancy
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
133 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
216 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:

The Sustainability Manager has recently developed new signage for both the campus recycling program and the composting program. Recycling signage details what items are/are not acceptable for recycling and are affixed to all recycling receptacles on campus.
Composting signage is placed in the kitchen area of McConnell Dining Hall to inform staff as well as on the food waste receptacles in the dining area to inform students.

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:

Pre-consumer food waste is collected at the McConnell Dining Hall. Dining hall staff are trained twice a year on which foods can go into the food waste bins and educational signage is posted in the food preparation areas.

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

Post-consumer food was is collected at the McConnell Dining Hall. Food waste bins are located next to the waste bins and educational signage details what can/cannot be placed into the food waste bins.

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 Yes
Cooking oil No
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 No
Furniture Yes
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:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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