Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.09
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date April 15, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.14 / 3.00 Mark Klapatch
Sustainability and Custodial Supervisor
Facilities Management
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
41,938 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
68,763 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

UWRF utilizes a single-stream recycling process to make recycling easier. Additionally, UWRF has a surplus property program that is continually growing. UWRF repurposes equipment and items back out to members of campus as often as possible. The items that are not able to be used on campus are then sold through surplus sales. Within the past year, UWRF has also started to use online auctions to sell specialty equipment and higher value items to divert these items from landfills. Any items that are not sold are then donated to area non-profit organizations. The goal of the surplus program is to reuse and sell as many items as possible to increase the diversion rate.

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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