Overall Rating Platinum
Overall Score 85.50
Liaison Breeana Sylvas
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2022

STARS v2.2

University of California, Merced
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.80 / 1.00 Allajah Wheatley
Zero Waste Coordinator
Sustainability Department
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
1,992.32 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated:
487.83 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:
80.33

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:
All new building projects target a minimum construction diversion of 95% and is put into the contractor's specifications to do so. In addition, UC Merced campus Triple Zero commitment is to produce zero waste by 2020. UC Merced has also been working locally with Waste Management as a partner to provide ideas and techniques that can help both the community and the campus divert waste overall.

Website URL where information about the institution’s C&D waste diversion efforts is available:
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