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Liaison Jacob Saffert
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2015
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Saint John's University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jacob Saffert
Sustainability Fellow
Office of Sustainability
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
336 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
868 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:

We have an extensive commingled recycling system throughout all public buildings, offices, athletic facilities, and residential halls. We provide recycling bins to all employees and students, both privately (in individual dorm rooms and offices), and in all public areas. There is also an educational signage and poster system in place to make our recycling program more convenient, visible, and understandable. All of our food waste is sent to a local pig farm where it recycled into pig feed. SJU has also participated in Recyclemania to increase recycling on campus and interact with students by personal education in the residential halls. At the end of the year, we have a Move-Out program which encourages students to donate unwanted items that would otherwise be put in the trash. In May 2014, we arranged a year-end furniture swap. Monitoring waste and recycling dumpsters is carried out so as to find ways to reduce waste and increase recycling.


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:

All pre-consumer food waste is sent to a local farm for use as pig feed.

I see this as more sustainable as calories remain calories and re-enter the food system more directly, as opposed to being composted, planted, fertilized, transported, etc.


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

All post-consumer food waste is sent to a local farm for use as pig feed.

I see this as more sustainable as calories remain calories and re-enter the food system more directly, as opposed to being composted, planted, fertilized, transported, etc.


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

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