Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.09
Liaison Susan Dorward
Submission Date Aug. 5, 2011
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Raritan Valley Community College
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.57 / 3.00 Susan Dorward
Sustainability and Energy Coordinator
Facilities and Grounds
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
219 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
37 Tons

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

RVCC has added a significant number of recycling bins on campus, and in 2011 started recycling all plastics #1-7 as part of the Somerset County recycling program. Batteries, electronics, light bulbs, pallets, cell phones, and printer cartridges are recycled or donated. The kitchen composts pre-consumer food waste, and we are just starting to roll out post-consumer organics collection in eating areas.

Landfill and compost numbers are from Waste Management. To determine July 2010 - June 2011 solid waste numbers, 2010 numbers were halved and added YTD 2011 numbers from 6/29/11. Recycling numbers are estimates based on collection container size and frequency of collection. Somerset County collects our recycling and does not provide tonnage data.

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