Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.04 / 3.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities Services
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
1,026 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
480 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:

Queens Campus: Single Stream Recycling; Large-scale food waste on-site composting; Yard waste fall leaf and grass clipping recovery for on-site composting; Food Recovery for Mid-night Runs twice weekly; Tree pruning wood chip as feedstock for composting.


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

St.John's donated food to St. John's Bread & Life, which is a food bank and pantry for the homeless in Brooklyn, NY.


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

A composting program using pre-consumer has been implemented since Spring 2009.


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

The recent purchase and use of a food pulper will help the University make its goal of 0% food waste diversion in the near future.


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 No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil No
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 No
Tires No

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