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
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.63 / 3.00 Alonso Noble
Assistant Superintendent
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
8,300 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
7,016 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

The total campus diversion rate includes metal (scrap, bi-metal and aluminum) plastics 1-2, cardboard, mixed and white paper, landscape waste, furniture, small appliances and clothing from student move-outs, books, electronic and universal waste, pallets and other dimensional lumber, office furniture, non-perishable food items. All other material that cannot be recycled in the single-stream recycling program, e-waste recycling, donated, resold or re-used. UC San Diego does not incinerate waste.


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