|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||April 21, 2016|
University of California, Riverside
OP-23: Waste Diversion
|1.31 / 3.00||
Director of Sustainability
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
University of California, Riverside requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 2725 Tons
Explanation: took out landscaping and waste to energy (incineration) because they are removed from OP22
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
University of California, Riverside requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: 2161 Tons
Explanation: data was not updated from 2012-2013 reported data to 2014-2015 to match data reported in OP22
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:
UC Sustainable Practices Policy set goals for 75% diversion by 2012. UCR uses interns provided by the Green Campus Action Plan to engage students in sustainable practices, as well as participating in the annual RecycleMania competition. A new transfer station is being prepared to handle and track waste at the building level.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
Leftover foods are donated to Inland Harvest each week. The organization collects the food twice a week from the Residential Restaurants and the HUB Restaurants.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
All pre-consumer kitchen scraps in the Residential Restaurants and the HUB Restaurants is composted. The program was started in 2009.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
All post-consumer food waste in the Residential Restaurants is composted.
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 for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||---|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
Nitrile Gloves, ink toner cartridges and Styrofoam
University of California, Riverside requested that AASHE Staff correct a mistake in this reporting field for the reason specified below.Previous Value: Green Waste, Nitrile Gloves, Styrofoam Coolers
Explanation: removed green waste as it was not included in OP22 revision
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