Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Andrea Trimble
Submission Date May 29, 2015
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University of Virginia
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jesse Warren
Sustainability Program Manager
Facilities Management - Energy & Utilities
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
2588.75 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
7436.93 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:
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A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

The UVa chapter of the national Campus Kitchens Project is one of the latest to start at colleges and universities around the country in order to feed the underserved members of a particular community and also prevent food from ending up as landfill waste. Students take unused portions of dining hall food (that has been deemed safe by the health inspector), prepare it as necessary in Runk Dining Hall's kitchen, and serve members of the Charlottesville community throughout the week at the Salvation Army (Sundays, 80-100meals), Hope House (Tuesdays, 12 meals), and On Our Own (Wednesdays 30-40 meals). Hope House is a transitional housing apartment complex for four formerly homeless families, and On Our Own is a mental health and addiction support center. CKP at UVa also gets food donations from the Local Food Hub every Friday, in exchange for student volunteers helping them label/organize produce.

Also, service fraternity APO has several food diversion pick-ups from places around Grounds and Charlottesville. This past semester the students had a Friday afternoon pick-up from Greenberry's Cafe locations at Clark and Alderman libraries. The food goes to Salvation Army's CavFood program and gets distributed to those staying at the Salvation Army and those who come just for their meals. The food usually goes to help serve several hundred people and usually represents around a hundred dollars worth from Greenberry's and around 500$ worth of food from Whole Foods (a supplemental donation spot).


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

Pre-consumer food waste from Shea House, West Range, The Castle, the Fine Arts Café, all UVA dining facilities, Darden, and the Medical Center is sent to Black Bear Composting in Crimora, VA. Combined, these efforts divert over 12 tons of food waste from the landfill every single week.


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

Pre-consumer food waste from Shea House, West Range, The Castle, the Fine Arts Café, all UVA dining facilities, Darden, and the Medical Center is sent to Black Bear Composting in Crimora, VA. Combined, these efforts divert over 12 tons of food waste from the landfill every single week.


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 ---
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 Yes
Tires Yes

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