|Submission Date||Oct. 30, 2014|
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Director of Sustainability
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
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:
Unity College has a robust recycling and compost program that employs a full-time, year round recycling coordinator and up to a dozen student workers. In addition to daily recycling and compost collection, salvage programs divert waste for donation and reuse at the end of each semester. Our recycling coordinator and student assistants have developed outreach materials and programs that reach every new student and employee.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
Veggies for All grows food on campus on about 2 acres for donation to the needy.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste is collected by work-study students from the Cafeteria and the Student Center several times a day.
Food waste is processed and re-used on campus fields and gardens. We also use some food waste to feed animals in our on-campus animal barn that houses animals for the captive wildlife program.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
Pre-consumer and post-consumer food waste is collected by work-study students. Finished compost is used on campus gardens.
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 for animals||Yes|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||Yes|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
We use Goodwill for move out material/furniture diversion. Electronics are recycled at the local recycling center. Lab waste and toxic waste is collected by a recycling company.
Unity College has a robust recycling and compost program that employs a full-time, year round recycling coordinator and up to a dozen student workers. In addition to daily recycling and compost collection, salvage programs divert materials for donation and reuse at the end of each semester.
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