Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of California, Riverside
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.31 / 3.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
1,309.07 Tons
+ Date Revised: June 30, 2016

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,680.24 Tons
+ Date Revised: June 30, 2016

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 donations Yes
Food for animals No
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) ---
Laboratory equipment ---
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

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

Nitrile Gloves, ink toner cartridges and Styrofoam

+ Date Revised: June 30, 2016

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