Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.64
Liaison Beth Klein
Submission Date April 23, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

State University of New York at Cortland
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.84 / 3.00 Linette Mowers
Assist. Dir. of General Services
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
243 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
628 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:
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

We donate unused perishables to the local food bank over extended breaks in the academic calendar.

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

Pre-Consumer food scraps are collected daily for composting by a local farmer.

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

Waste is collected on a daily basis and composted by a local farmer.

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 Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
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:

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