Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.14
Liaison Jessa Gagne
Submission Date April 22, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Stonehill College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.52 / 3.00 Jessa Gagne
Energy Manager
Operations & Finance
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
135 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
640 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:

Stonehill College contracted with recycling vendor NRRA (Northeast Resource Recovery Association) to pick up and process our paper, plastic, glass, and metal.
Recycling bins are located in all areas on campus. Building Services collects the recycling from these bins on a scheduled basis. The recycling is moved to larger containers, which are picked up by NRRA.
Working with other vendors we also recycle mattresses, ink jet cartridges, cell phones, batteries, CD's, light bulbs, waste oil, monitors, TV, and computer/electronic equipment.
Stonehill College participates in Recyclemania.


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

The Farm at Stonehill was established in January, 2011, in response to food access issues in the neighboring city of Brockton, Massachusetts. Since its inception, The Farm has donated over 40,000 pounds of fresh organic produce to our four community partner organizations. Via our four community partners, our produce reaches the table of about 3,000 individuals or families each season who may not otherwise have access to fresh, organic produce due to a number of social, economic, and geographical barriers.


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

The College currently compost about 100 pounds of fruit and vegetable scraps each day from the campus dining areas - both pre and post consumer waste, which is used at Stonehill's Farm.


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

The College currently compost about 100 pounds of fruit and vegetable scraps each day from the campus dining areas - both pre and post consumer waste, which is used at Stonehill's Farm. Over the past few years, composting has increased through education and additional compost bin locations.


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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