Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.92
Liaison Sally DeLeon
Submission Date Feb. 12, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Maryland, College Park
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Sally DeLeon
Acting Manager
Environmental Safety, Sustainability and Risk
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
3,101 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
115.50 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
9,203.39 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
12,990.07 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
7,096.60 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
4,105.59 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
Jan. 1, 2012 - Dec. 31, 2012

On-campus residents, 2005:
10,940

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
26,133

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
6,775

On-campus residents, performance year:
11,779

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
28,871

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
6,236

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

Many departments on campus have undertaken action plans to reduce their waste through participating in the University of Maryland Green Office Program. For more information and a list of current green offices, visit http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/culture/green_offices.php

Dining Services at the University of Maryland has a stated commitment to reduce waste. Read more about the strategies they use online at http://dining.umd.edu/greendining/waste


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

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