Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 57.98
Liaison Jay Price
Submission Date March 6, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of Tennessee at Knoxville
OP-20: Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 1.00 Jay Price
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Services
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Construction and demolition materials recycled, donated, or otherwise recovered during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
26,166.53 Tons

Construction and demolition materials landfilled or incinerated during the most recent year for which data is available within the previous three years:
2,930 Tons

Percentage of construction and demolition materials diverted from the landfill or incinerator through recycling, donation and/or other forms of recovery:

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

The University of Tennessee collect reports from the three largest projects. The smaller projects did not submit their data. The University of Tennessee Engineering Building separated their demolition into three categories: Trash, Concrete/brick/CMU, and Scrap Metal. Waste Connections of Tennessee reported the last 17 months from the Student Union Project. The termination of recycling sorting at Poplar View Landfill led Waste Connection of Tennessee trying to divert materials as much as possible. The waste management report from Renascent had a distribution of waste from 99% recycled and 1% disposed to landfill. This data from the three separate reports were analyzed and added together to determine total recycling and diversion to landfill.

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

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