Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.15
Liaison Paul Scanlon
Submission Date Feb. 29, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Slippery Rock University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.18 / 3.00 Paul Scanlon
Special Assistant to the President
President's Office/Sustainability
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
408 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
629 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:

- LEED-Silver policy to reduce construction waste
- compost pre-consumer food waste and community leaf collection materials.
- recycling program that includes: paper, cardboard, plastics, glass, metals, e-waste
- scrap metal recycling program
- SRU participates in Better World Books reuse programs.

A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

Our food service vendor, AVI, works directly with Slippery Rock "Feed my Sheep" in donating fruit, drinks and food to feed children in the local area. We do not donate any leftovers due to HACCP policies and procedures. However, AVI attempts to use leftover food when possible to make other dishes and soups.

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

Pre-consumer food waste is collected from the dining halls by student workers from the Macoskey Center. Approximately 16 tons of waste is diverted yearly from landfills and turned into compost to be used around campus.

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


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 Yes
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting Yes
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

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

- Filtered water fill stations (>22) around campus to reduce use of single-use disposable water bottles

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