Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.11
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
OP-19: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 1.00 BJ Tipton
Program Manager, Solid Waste Services
Facilities Services
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Amount of construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered :
280.60 Metric tons

Amount of construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated :
58.11 Metric tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contribute to the diversion rate for construction and demolition waste:
At UNC, any contractor working on either a renovation project or a new building must submit a Solid Waste Management Plan, as well as monthly reports that track recycled, salvaged, and landfilled items. Cardboard, clean wood, crates, scrap metal, and pallets are banned from Orange County landfills. Concrete block is also recycled. The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling collaborates with UNC’s Historically Underutilized Businesses Office on an education and outreach program called “Getting the Green Edge.” This program helps familiarize contractors with UNC and county-wide recycling policies and connects contractors with recycling firms. C&D numbers do not include C&D recycling volumes from large capital projects. The data reported is for small, in-house jobs only.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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