Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.78
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.82 / 3.00 Linda Kogan
Director
Office of Sustainability
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
253.50 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
673.10 Tons

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

UCCS has invested significantly in recycling in the last three year. All offices, classrooms, and hallways have recycle bins matched closely with trash bins. The school switched to single stream recycling when local haulers all switched. The school participates in RecycleMania, and also organizes zero waste goalies for the basketball games and major concerts.There is also a lot of outreach for orientations, student move-in, etc.


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