Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.43
Liaison Connie Norton
Submission Date May 3, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Simon Fraser University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.42 / 3.00 Lawrence Reason
Operations Supervisor Buildings & Grounds
Facilities Services
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
590 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
659.88 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

The University has recycling services in place for the following: Mixed paper, cardboard, wood, metal, gypsum, ceiling tile, concrete, hazardous liquid waste, motor oil, cooking oil, all light types & ballasts, batteries, e-waste, refundable containers , recyclable plastics , transparencies , ink cartridges, commingled recyclable plastic /metal/glass


Wood, paper, and cardboard are tracked by container volume. Weight calculations are derived from the following Paper (All grades loose and unbaled) Newspaper: 433 pounds/cubic yard 4.62 cubic yards/ton Office paper: 568 pounds/cubic yard 3.52 cubic yards/ton Mixed paper (1): 484 pounds/cubic yard 4.13 cubic yards/ton Magazines: 950 pounds/ cubic yard 2.11 cubic yards/ton Corrugated Cardboard Flattened boxes, loose: 100 pounds/cubic yard 20 cubic yards/ton Containers (cans, bottles, jars) Commingled cans, glass and plastic bottles: 200 pounds/cubic yard 10 cubic yards/ton Whole glass bottles (0-10% broken): 600 pounds/cubic yard 3.33 cubic yards/ton Aluminum cans (whole, unflattened): 63 pounds/cubic yard 31.75 cubic yards/ton; Measuring Recycling: A Guide for State and Local Governments, by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Washington: 1997

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