Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.19
Liaison Allison Lutz
Submission Date May 30, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Selkirk College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 3.00 Allison Lutz
Instructor, Geography
School of Environment and Geomatics
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
32.50 Tonnes

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
145.86 Tonnes

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:

There is signage in the cafeteria directing student to use our composting program. The work study student works in the fall to ensure students are composting food waste in the cafeteria and in the residences.


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:

Selkirk College has an industrial composter on campus and a work study student which collects and weighs compost waste and maintains and monitors the composting process. During the summer months grounds staff take over these duties.


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

Selkirk College has an industrial composter on campus and a work study student which collects and weighs compost waste and maintains and monitors the composting process. During the summer months grounds staff take over these duties.


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 Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs No
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 No
Pallets No
Motor oil No
Tires No

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

Furniture is sold off, toner and ink-jet cartridges are recycled, batteries are recycled and any plant waste is put in either the industrial composter or a compost pile on campus.


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