Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.20
Liaison Eric Boles
Submission Date March 8, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Arkansas
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.17 / 3.00 Gary Enzor
manager
Razorback Recycling
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
684.70 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1074 Tons

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:

Razorback Recycling collects paper, cardboard, cans & bottles, and other items from campus users. Similarly, in 2015, the University of Arkansas participated in the Game Day recycling challenge, a program in which recyclable materials were collected from every Razorback football home game, sorted and recycled.

Some departments on campus also partner with the Boston Mountain Solid Waste District to manage their recycling streams


A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

Razorback Food Recovery collects and donates unused food to the NWA Food Pantry and local nonprofits.


A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

All of our dining halls partnered with the City for a food waste composting pilot in the Spring of 2016, which will be established as a permanent program in Fall of 2017. This will account for the majority of food waste on campus.


A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

All of our dining halls partnered with the City for a food waste composting pilot in the Spring of 2016, which will be established as a permanent program in Fall of 2017. This will account for the majority of food waste on campus.


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 donations Yes
Food for animals ---
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment ---
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets ---
Motor oil Yes
Tires ---

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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