Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 5.00 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
12.48 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
596.22 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
42.85 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
88.86 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
699.55 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
7/1/10 to 6/30/11

On-campus residents, 2005:
2,846

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
5,078

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
1,693

On-campus residents, performance year:
3,074

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
5,534

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
2,461

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
7/1/10-6/30/11

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:

The Waste Reduction Work Group created an administrative procedure for Recycling, which was put into place during the 2012-2013 school year. The WRWG has set an initial target of a 60% diversion rate for the campus.


The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

**The fiscal year of 2008 was used as the baseline year instead of 2005 because we did not have the appropriate data for 2005. 2008 waste data was provided by Veolia Environmental Services invoices. Baseline population data came from the 2008 GHG Report in the ACUPCC Reporting System.

FY2011 was used as the performance year. FY2011 waste information came from Veolia Environmental Services invoices. Performance population data came from the Director for University Housing, Greenhouse Gas Inventory, and Human Resources for 2011.

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