Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Arizona
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Joseph Abraham
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:

A brief description of the program:

At the end of every semester, the Residence Life Recycling and Sustainability Program partners with Tucson community non-profit organizations to set up collection bins in residence halls and at La Aldea Graduate Housing. The program encourages residents to donate unwanted items that are in usable to condition to community organizations.

Spring 2010 Stats
Total collected: 29.095 tons (58,190 lbs)

Salvation Army – 52,600 lbs
Community Food Bank – 5,590 lbs (4,367 meals)
Sonoran Center for Leadership Development – 1,431 books
Spring 2009 Stats
Total collected: 28.555 tons (57,110 lbs)

Salvation Army - 52,705 lbs.
Community Food Bank - 4,405 lbs. (3,524 meals)
Spring 2007 Stats
Total collected: 20.081 tons (40,162 lbs.)

Miscellaneous items including over 100 microwaves
Spring 2006 Stats
Total Collected: 16.315 tons (32,629 lbs.)

World Care/Tools for Schools - 7,122 lbs. Included household items, electrical appliances, books and school supplies, clothing, first-aid, food, printers, computer monitors etc
Community Food Bank - 3,627 lbs. of non-perishable food
Salvation Army - 21,880 lbs. Included clothing, food, bric-brac, TV, computers, stereos, microwaves, small appliances, plastic storage containers, sofas etc

Email recycling@life.arizona.edu if you have questions.

The website URL where information about the program is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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