Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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University of the District of Columbia
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.97 / 3.00 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
5.67 Tons

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

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

Since implementing its new waste management program, UDC has seen an overall increase in monthly diversion rates. Components of the program include new infrastructure, revised policies and procedures, training for staff and contractors, business analysis, improving vendor relationships, revising contract language, and coordinating our first ever zero waste event. A pilot composting plan is currently in development.

The performance period for this credit is the eight month period between December 2010 and July 2011.

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