Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of California, San Diego
Tier2-5: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kristin Hansen
Sustainability Analyst
Auxiliary & Plant Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:

A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:

Pre-consumer food scraps are collected from campus dining halls and taken to a central compactor which is then taken to the City's Greenery Food Scrap composting program. The Dining Hall pre-consumer food scrap program collection averages 4 tons/week.

UC San Diego's Compost Team collects pre-consumer waste from UC San Diego and composts it using tumblers and vermiculture. UC San Diego's Compost Team is a group of students dedicated to composting UC San Diego's organic waste. Students formed the team in late 2007. They run a program that brings organic waste from the Food Co-op to a compost site located on campus. The program is growing and other campus organizations are in line to participate as well such as Pete's Coffee located in the new RIMAC Annex complex.

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution or simply email your inquiry to stars@aashe.org.