Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Boulder
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.11 / 3.00 Jessica Bradley
Program Assistant
Facilities Management Administration
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
1,895.96 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
3,246.72 Tons

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

Since CU Recycling was established in 1976, the program has evolved into an extensive outreach and education program, along with a comprehensive collections process. CU Recycling's long-standing mission is "to cost-effectively reduce and recover resources from the waste stream while promoting the environmental and social benefits of recycling and providing opportunities for meaningful student involvement."

The link below provides detailed information about the University of Colorado's Recycling program:
*Management of the Waste Stream
*Materials collected
*Infrastructure Investments
*Collections Process
*Outreach Efforts

click on the PDF link under Credit OP-18

*Does not include Bear Creek Apartments managed by CU Housing and Dining Services (no weight tickets found for solid waste landfill nor materials recycled).
*Solid Waste landfill tons are MSW only, not Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste.

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