Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
Tier2-5: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
0.25 / 0.25 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
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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:

The University of Arizona uses a collaborative process for composting grounds keeping trimmings on campus. Facilities Management works with Students for Sustainability in the Compost Cats project. Facilities Management provides student interns from Students for Sustainability with waste generated from maintaining the campus grounds. Students for Sustainability then uses this waste in addition to waste from the Student Unions and manure from the Agricultural Center to be made into compost piles. The high quality compost generated through this project is then reused on campus or, eventually, sold to the community.

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

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