Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Richland Community College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 3.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
1,248 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
3,744 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:

Commingled single-stream recycling efforts began in 2011 to divert recyclables from the landfill.


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

Richland operates a rocket food waste composter to process any waste food products generated from the Culinary Institute.


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 No
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) No
Laboratory equipment No
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste No
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets No
Motor oil No
Tires No

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:

Corrugated cardboard


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