Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.09
Liaison Elizabeth Drake
Submission Date March 3, 2023

STARS v2.2

Swarthmore College
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Clare Hyre
Associate Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
45.33 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
45.33 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

We have a policy on construction waste and reporting from the College's design standards. The submission of a Construction Waste Management Plan is required to explain how the project will achieve the minimum landfill diversion rate of 75% for nonhazardous solid waste from the project.

Website: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1M0ieK6eGW7GQwHho3p2lATe6ndymaaStdBJEl79kHVM/edit

Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

The data for this credit was taken from the 2022 Annual Recycling Report submitted to Delaware County Municipality each year. The estimate of 50% of our construction and demolition waste being recycled vs. landfilled is provided by our waste provider. It is compiled by Chip Proctor, Manager of Administration for Environmental Services.

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