Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.55
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
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Portland State University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Noelle Studer-Spevak
Sustainability Coordinator
FADM
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
873 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
1,662 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
849.20 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
267.93 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
2,107.36 Tons

On-campus residents, 2005:
1,272 #

Full-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
13,000 #

Part-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
10,340 #

On-campus residents, performance year:
2,044 #

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
16,166 #

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
10,583 #

The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

PSU's hauler does not provide actual weight of materials. All data are the result of driver estimates of container fullness. Volume to weight conversions are based on a 2005 study.

Baseline year - FY2005 (source: Sarah Keirns' thesis data)

Performance year - FY2010

Recycled includes:
Commingle (PSU Mix, Com Mix, Scrap Metal, Misc Fiber, rigid plastics, MISC)

Compost includes:
Organics (landscaping debris, food discards, wood waste)

E-waste not included because we do not have data for 2005.

Source:
Data from Kelli Martin in PSU Recycles
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Campus population sources:
Housing info from John Eckman, Director of Auxiliary Services
Factbooks from http://www.oirp.pdx.edu/

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