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

University of San Diego
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.80 / 3.00 Michael Catanzaro
Office of Sustainability
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
1,563 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,040 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

Recycling strategy: comprehensive waste audits, improving ease of access to recycling bins, creation of e-waste recycling center, pilot of a compost program and other innovative landfill diversion efforts.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

See USD's comprehensive waste reduction strategies: http://sites.sandiego.edu/sustainability/zero-waste/

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