Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.75
Liaison Enid Cardinal
Submission Date July 29, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Rochester Institute of Technology
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.22 / 3.00 Enid Cardinal
Senior Sustainability Advisor to the President
Office of the President
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
1,488.54 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
2,160.80 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:
In addition to a single stream recycling program, the institute recycles a number of other commodities. We prioritize material reuse over recycling. University property such as furniture is redistributed throughout campus through the RIT Surplus Property Program. Pieces that are no longer needed on campus are made available for sale first to RIT community members and later to off campus individuals or agencies. During move out, we collect books, clothing, furniture and other student dorm/apartment items to donate to several area not-for-profits.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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