Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Lexi Brewer
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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University of Puget Sound
OP-T2-23: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Travis Freidman
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Servicies
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

Currently all yard waste produced on campus is composted through several means. Most is disposed of in a large dumpster that is retrieved by a contractor and recycled into compost. Some larger woody debris are chipped on site and re-used as rough mulch in selected areas. Approximately 50% of fall leaves are spread throughout the President's Woods (on campus) and left to decompose naturally, adding important organic matter to this forested area. All mowing is conducted with mulching mowers, keeping grass clippings on site and fertilizing the turf.

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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