Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Camille Kirk
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.95 / 1.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
Office of Sustainability
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
13,207 Tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
623 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:

Contractors are required to divert a certain amount of waste from the landfill in construction and demolition projects either by campus diversion requirements or LEED for new construction requirements. Each project has a stated diversion goal. In some construction projects, educational training will be provided for the construction staff by Waste Reduction & Recycling staff on diversion opportunities.

Waste Reduction & Recycling student staff monitor the recycling efforts of some construction sites on a regular basis. The student will assess the recycling efforts at the site for construction materials generated during the construction process. Appropriate recycling resources are also provided (roll-offs, trailers, dumpsters, etc.) at the construction site for proper disposal.


UC Davis has a fairly robust waste reduction and recycling program, including the nation’s first zero waste stadium, and a major organics and food waste diversion program. The campus focus on reducing waste can be traced back to at least 1975, when Bargain Barn opened in an effort to more responsibly dispose of surplus equipment, furniture and supplies. The data in this credit reflects our 2012-13 performance year.

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