Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.66
Liaison Mark Lichtenstein
Submission Date April 26, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Tier2-5: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Christine Langlois
Assistant Director of Physical Plant for Maintenance and Operations
Physical Plant
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

ESF’s Landscaping Policy: “Landscape waste will not be sent to landfills. Landscape waste will be returned to the environment to decompose naturally. Areas are set aside at SUNY ESF’s Experimental Field Station (Lafayette Rd., Syracuse) and at the Syracuse University (SU) South Campus for this purpose. SUNY ESF, with the permission of Syracuse University’s Grounds Manager, may utilize SU’s disposal site. Landscape waste that is not suitable for these locations may be transported to a public composting site operated by the Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency (OCRRA). Lawn clippings will generally be left in place on lawns to decompose and naturally fertilize those areas. Landscape waste will be used to mulch campus planting beds in lieu of being moved to off-site locations for decomposition, whenever possible.”

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.