Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.56
Liaison Peter Stiling
Submission Date Jan. 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of South Florida
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.30 / 3.00 Christian Wells
Office of Sustainability
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
1,511.15 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
464.12 Tons

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

*The University of South Florida has had an active recycling program since 1994 and currently recycles the following items:

o Mixed paper (office paper, newspaper, magazines, cardboard)

o Aluminum cans

o Glass and plastics

o Mixed metals

o Yard debris, tree limbs and wooden waste

o Fluorescent bulbs and fixture ballasts

o Electronic equipment

* In conjunction with the City of Tampa, USF operates a Community Recycling Site located on USF Sycamore Drive.

* USF has distributed about 2,000 office-size recycling bins around campus for paper

* There are large 64 gallon containers on most floors of buildings for paper recycling

* USF has distributed about 350 mixed recycling bins around campus for aluminum, glass, and plastic

* USF has won multiple awards since the program began in 1994

* Specific recycling data is tracked and made available to student groups for promoting recycling competitions across campus

* USF operates two dedicated trucks to pick up and transport recyclables

* USF works with several local recycling partners for cost-competitiveness

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