|Submission Date||May 31, 2016|
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
OP-23: Waste Diversion
|1.08 / 3.00||
Chief Sustainability Officer
Office of Sustainability
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
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 for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
UWM has recycled carpeting over the past 8 years.