Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.96
Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Saint John's University
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 1.00 Ben Roske
SJU Office Sustainability
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
2 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
6 Tons

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

Custodial Services typically disposes of 2-3 roll-off dumpsters per year. This year, these roll-offs totaled 8 tons: two tons of cardboard was recycled, and six tons was either landfilled or went to the Pope/Douglas County Waste-to-Energy incinerator to generate electricity and steam for nearby businesses in Alexandria, MN. We also have waste from the "bone yard" that is transported to the Elk River landfill and used to generate methane.

As a part of common practice (not necessarily policy), our institution tries to recycle as much as we can from ongoing construction projects.

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