Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.32
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 3, 2013
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STARS v1.2

University of California, San Diego
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Alonso Noble
Assistant Superintendent
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:
Yes

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

The in-house tree crew and a seasonal outside tree trimming contractor work with areas under the Housing, Dining and Hospitality department at UC San Diego chipping their cuttings and using it in the landscape for soil moisture retention, erosion control and weed abatement. The mowing team uses a fleet of mulching mowers to enable grass clippings do not have to be collected and disposed of.


The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:
65

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:
35

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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