Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.74
Liaison Amy Brunvand
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of Utah
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.25 / 5.00 Myron Willson
Sustainability Director
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
233 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
2,370 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
658 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
366 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1,428 Tons

On-campus residents, 2005:
2,945

Full-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
36,899

Part-time, non-residential/commuter students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
0

On-campus residents, performance year:
3,676

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
39,061

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
0

The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

In 2005 the University of Utah hired consulting firm Cascadia Consulting Group to conduct a detailed waste and recycling analysis for campus to aid in the design of a new campus-wide recycling program. All 2005 figures are taken from that report. Since there was no official recycling program in 2005, the recycling amount as reported is zero, even though individual staff, students or departments may have been volunteering to recycle some items.

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