Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.55
Liaison Daryl Pierson
Submission Date Feb. 11, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

Portland State University
Tier2-5: Move-In Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 PJ Houser
Office Assistant
Campus Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-in waste?:

A brief description of the program:
In an attempt to divert residence hall move-in waste, PSU Recycles! coordinates extra recycling dumpsters for cardboard and styrofoam and an additional trash dumpster placed in the loading docks of key residence buildings during the weekend for move-in. The dumpsters are clearly marked. PSU Recycles! encourages all students living in residences halls to recycle their cardboard and styrofoam in these dumpsters and to place all large trash items in the trash dumpster.

Additionally, PSU Recycles! coordinates with Trashco, the waste hauler, to provide additional trash and recycling pick-ups over the weekend at all outdoor recycling and trash locations.

Rummage Sale Fall 2009 from previous year's Chuck it for Charity that wasn't taken by the charity, sold back to students.

The website URL where information about the program is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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