Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Kevin Crosby
Submission Date Feb. 15, 2012
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Taylor University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Kevin Crosby
Coordinator of Stewardship & Sustainability
Facilities Services
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
110.78 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
362.20 Tons

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

Taylor continues to look for ways to expand and improve its recycling program which has been in place for over twenty years. Multiple separate recycling bins for each commodity type are located in every campus building.
In 2010 all of the paper towel dispensers in restrooms were replaced with high speed hand dryers which eliminated over 12 tons from the waste stream every year.
Book donation and recycling programs have been expanded and improved which constitutes several tons of diverted material every year.
Taylor also has collection and recycling programs for universal and other special wastes including e-waste, batteries, oil, tires, aerosol cans, mercury-containing lamps, chemicals, and other materials.
Discarded clothes are regularly collected from residence halls and donated to be reused or recycled.
Taylor partners with local ministries to collect a lot of the end-of-semester waste to be resold to those in need. There is still room to improve this program.
Taylor is participated in the national RecycleMania competition during February-March of 2012 as a way to raise awareness about recycling.


Reporting period is 2010-11 fiscal year.

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