Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.68
Liaison John Gardner
Submission Date May 31, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.08 / 3.00 Kate Nelson
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
1,419 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
2,514 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:

Known weights that contribute to the diversion rate include single sort recycling, metal recycling, composting (pre and post), and the surplus program (excluding electronic waste as the credit requests).

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:

UWM has an on-site composting operation that makes the soil needed for all campus gardens. Food waste is collected from Sandburg Hall cafe and the campus "Grind" coffee shops.

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

Sanimax collects all post consumer food from campus restaurant locations, with its primary collection at Sandburg Hall, which houses the main campus kitchen.

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 No
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 Yes
Tires Yes

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

UWM has recycled carpeting over the past 8 years.

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