Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.86
Liaison Elida Erickson
Submission Date March 23, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of California, Santa Cruz
OP-24: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.72 / 1.00 Elida Erickson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered:
87 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
33 Tons

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

Campus construction or renovation projects involve generation of large amounts of concrete, wood, and metal waste. Much of this can be recycled or reused elsewhere, but the necessary sorting is not always done by contractors. Campus practice currently requires contractors on major construction projects to develop and implement a waste management plan, recycling and/or salvaging at least 50% of construction, demolition, and land-clearing waste. UCSC Grounds Services now picks up roll-off containers from most construction sites and, in the process, encourages separation of materials to allow recycling and tracking of the campus waste stream. Pickup through Grounds is not a campus standard and disposal of construction and demolition waste is sometimes handled by private vendors that have not been required to collect and submit their waste stream data.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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