Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.11
Liaison Cindy Shea
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Tier2-5: Move-In Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 BJ Tipton
Program Manager, Solid Waste Services
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-in waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

In preparation for Move-In, the Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling shares information with incoming students in the Moving to Carolina Guide and the Daily Tar Heel newspaper on how to be waste-conscious. Students are encouraged to pack in reusable containers instead of bringing items in original packaging or cardboard boxes. Separate cardboard dumpsters are provided to keep boxes out of the landfill and traditional dumpsters are staffed to keep out recyclables.

The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling staffs all residential dumpster locations for multiple days during student move-in. Staff members working these locations assist students and their families with cardboard and plastic wrap recycling. We run multiple shifts with an early morning crew working to get dumpsters emptied and sites cleaned up and a day crew to assist with cardboard recycling and education. In 2009 we had a 52% recycling rate for student move-in. We recovered 29.37 tons of cardboard over the weekend and landfilled only 27.52 tons of waste.


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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