Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.86
Liaison Joseph Wasylycia-Leis
Submission Date March 3, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Winnipeg
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.90 / 3.00 Alana Lajoie-O'Malley
Campus Sustainability
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Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
52.53 Tonnes

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
123.29 Tonnes

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:

The University adopted a Waste Minimization Policy in 2006 and has continued to work towards improving waste diversion and production since then. Key efforts have included replacing stand-along garbage and recycling bins with more deliberately designed waste diversion stations; ensuring good peer-to-peer outreach on waste diversion, and training cleaning staff on waste diversion.

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

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

The University is currently partnered with The Forks North Portage in its composting efforts. All food waste from Diversity foods is sent to The Forks for composting.

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

The University has over 60 post-consumer compost collection sites throughout campus. These bins collect the compostable take-out containers used by food service providers as well as food scraps and napkins. Compost is collected by The Forks North Portage an composted in their Biovator.

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 No
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste No
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets No
Motor oil No
Tires No

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

This data is based on a waste audit conducted by a third party in February 2013 for a subset of campus buildings. While it provides a representative snapshot of waste composition and diversion, the total waste numbers provided do not capture all waste produced on campus. As such, the data cannot be used to determine total waste generation. Data quality challenges with ongoing weights for waste and recycling have become apparent in recent years, and as such data on total waste generation is not reported in OP-22 and will not be reported in annual sustainability reports until this challenge is addressed.

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