Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 69.95
Liaison Trey McDonald
Submission Date March 11, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of San Diego
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Anne Keicher
Graduate Assistant - Zero Waste
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
615.06 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
1,192.59 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
1,459.14 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
32.20 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1,039.72 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
August 2010 - June 2011

On-campus residents, 2005:
2,339

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
3,854

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1,355

On-campus residents, performance year:
2,566

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,290

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
1,345

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
August 2010 - June 2011

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

USD currently diverts roughly 60% of its waste. In order to become a Zero Waste

campus, the USD Office of Sustainability will ensure that recycling and composting

bins available in all dining areas and residents halls and provide proper education

for students and employees. Additionally, the USD Office of Sustainability will work

the with the Athletic Department to make games Zero Waste and the Office of the

Vice President and Provost to carry out USD’s first Zero Waste commencement.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

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