Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 37.22
Liaison Ryan Buchholdt
Submission Date Aug. 2, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Alaska Anchorage
Tier2-5: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Chris Mizelle
Director Facilities Maintenance/Operations
Facilities Maintenance & Operations
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Flowers, grass and leaves are all composted without invasive weeds, making the compost healthy for reuse. The landscaping team uses ZTrac and reel mowers to leave clippings on lawns to aid in returning fertilizer to the soil. Clipping are only bagged during dandelion season to avoid the spread of weed seeds. Branches from shrubs and trees are chipped and used as mulch. When dead trees have to be cut down, the wood is reused on campus, in the campus sculpture class, or donated as firewood. The team also collects stores and reuses rocks that would otherwise be disposed of, adding to the campus aesthetics.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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