|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2015|
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Sustainable Operations Coordinator
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
Roosevelt University requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 376 Tons
Explanation: Submitted wrong value. This value is the same as the one under OP 22 (which is the correct value).
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:
Compost program, recycling bin upgrade in new (2012) Wabash building, signage, and tri-sorter recycling on all residence hall floors in the Wabash Building.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
Roosevelt's Schaumburg campus community gardeners make food donations (produce) to a local food pantry (typically in October or November) and the University [departments] will typically hold food drives a couple of times throughout the year. Additionally, once a year students can opt to donate their flex dollars (system for students to purchase food in the Wabash Dining Center) and the dining center then purchases turkeys and donates the turkeys to a local food pantry for those in need. Lastly, during any University close-down periods, food gets donated as much as possible to help reduce the waste of food that could otherwise be used by others in need.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
All pre-consumer compostable food waste is sent to the University’s compost system. We use a SOMAT pulper machine that is in the back of house dining center area. Roosevelt University has been recognized by the Illinois Food Scrap Coalition (IFSC) as a Gold Partner by “demonstrating the highest level of commitment to food scrap diversion by composting both pre- and post-consumer food scrap.”
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Also utilizing the Wabash Dining Center SOMAT pulper machine, post-consumer food waste is composted if students put it in the appropriate spot--i.e., the materials must be put in the designated area. However, the compostable to-go containers with food are sometimes taken outside the dining center and thus not put through the SOMAT.
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 for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE
staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.
The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.