Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.05
Liaison Gary Cocke
Submission Date June 13, 2016
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STARS v2.0

The University of Texas at Dallas
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.85 / 3.00 Thea Junt
Energy Conservation and Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
328.30 Tons

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

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:

UT Dallas has a single-stream recycling program that includes plastics, aluminum cans, cardboard, glass and paper. Our operations collect metal, additional cardboard, ink cartridges and toners. Custodial has a nitrile glove recycling program. There are electronic waste recycling events that take place multiple times throughout the year for non-university owned materials.

Earth Week 2015


A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

UT Dallas has the Comet Cupboard program. This food pantry initiative’s dedicated to helping students in need. Its primary mission is to provide necessary food and personal care items to members of the UT Dallas community. Food is collected throughout the year via food drives and fundraisers.

In 2016, a student began a food recovery program with Dining Services. These meals are donated to a local non-profit.

A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

UT Dallas has established a composting program that includes collection of pre-consumer food waste from all dining locations on-campus. The material is picked up on a daily basis and transported to the composting site. Facilities partnered with dining to place their pre-consumer food scraps into heavy duty UT Dallas Compost Program Containers.

A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Post-consumer food waste is not currently integrated into our composting program.

Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food donations Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil ---
Tires Yes

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:

UT Dallas has a Hearing Aid Recycling Program (HARP).

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