Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.95
Liaison Jenny McNamara
Submission Date June 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Portland State University
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
0.67 / 1.00 Tony Hair
Waste Management Coordinator
Campus Sustainability Office
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
74 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
37.20 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

The University builds everything according to LEED Silver or above standards. PSU receives innovation points on each project for excellent waste diversion rates. The City of Portland requires recycling of construction debris.

Small-scale in-house construction materials are collected in roll-off containers in PSU's landscape yard and are sorted at the Metro Transfer Station or MRF.

The numbers above come from the estimated total tons of C&D waste sent to the Metro Transfer Station or a materials recovery facility for diversion. PSU's hauler Trashco provides an estimated % of our C&D waste that is recycled (based on output from the facility), which was 65% in 2014.

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