Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 31.22
Liaison Emily Deeker
Submission Date Jan. 23, 2014
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University of Nebraska - Lincoln
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.59 / 3.00 Matan Gill
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
36,609.47 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
32,260.44 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:

In the last four years UNL has greatly expanded its recycling efforts in ways including larger staff, added recycling trucks, new weight stations, and expanded recycling in Memorial Stadium.
UNL had its first successful Zero Waste event in the fall of 2013 and is continuing to reach out to the University Community with events such as Go Green for Big Red, Game day Recycling Challenge, RecycleMania, Focus Nebraska, and the Nebraska Sustainability Roundtable.


A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

Donations of leftover food are made through FoodNet; a service in which individuals pick up food rather than having it delivered. Food donations come mainly from conferences held at the university.


A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

There is no campus-wide composing program.


A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

There is no campus-wide composing program.


Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food donations Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting No
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting Yes
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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