Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Michael Lizotte
Submission Date Sept. 18, 2016
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University of North Carolina, Charlotte
OP-22: Waste Minimization

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Michael Lizotte
University Sustainability Officer
Facilities Planning
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Waste generated::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 643 Tons 549 Tons
Materials composted 179 Tons 36 Tons
Materials reused, donated or re-sold 23 Tons 15 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 1868 Tons 1534 Tons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 5228 4286
Number of residential employees 10 10
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 25573 16654
Full-time equivalent of employees 2914 1935
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 798 199

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2014 June 30, 2015
Baseline Year July 1, 2002 June 30, 2003

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

First year of complete data set for waste categories, it is also our baseline year for energy and water based on state legislated conservation goals.


A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
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A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:
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A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:
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A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:
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A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any programs and/or practices to track and reduce pre-consumer food waste in the form of kitchen food waste, prep waste and spoilage:
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A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:
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A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable and/or third party certified compostable to-go containers for to-go food and beverage items (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable service ware for “dine in” meals and reusable and/or third party certified compostable service ware for to-go meals (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of any discounts offered to customers who use reusable containers (e.g. mugs) instead of disposable or compostable containers in to-go food service operations:
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A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:
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The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.