Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.88
Liaison Nadia Harduar
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Ontario Institute of Technology
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.54 / 3.00 Melissa Mirowski
Asset and Sustainability Planner
Office of Campus Infrastructure and Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
1.24 Tonnes
+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1.17 Tonnes
+ Date Revised: June 9, 2016

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:

Waste Wise program initiated in 2014. Posters are located across campus and around garbage and recycling bins. Waste audits are also done to monitor where improvements can be made. UOIT has a battery recycling program across campus. UOIT has a writing utensil program across campus. The Blue Team participates in Shoreline Clean Ups in September to reduce garbage and recyclables from entering our water systems.

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

Campus Holiday Food Drive runs from November to December. UOIT also promotes local food banks that students can donate to.

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

The kitchens have a food composting system.

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

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 ---
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting ---
Animal bedding composting ---
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 ---
Tires ---

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

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