Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
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University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.98 / 3.00 Sarah Rykal
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
337.41 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
699.55 Tons

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

Weights are from FY2011 (July 2010-June 2011)

Trash: 1,399,100 lbs (source: Veolia invoices)

Commingled recycling: 85,706 lbs (source: Veolia invoices)
Compost recycled: 177,723 lbs (source: Veolia invoices)
E-Scrap recycled: 18,237 lbs (source: Surplus)
Scrap metal recycled by Surplus: 41,855 lbs (source: Surplus)
Batteries recycled by Surplus: 112 lbs (source: Surplus)
Mixed paper: 183,473 lbs (estimates based on Recyclemania weights -- 31 weeks at an average of 4103 lbs AND 21 weeks at an average of 2680 lbs) (source: Veolia)
Cardboard: 128,401 lbs (estimates based on Recyclemania weights -- 31 weeks at an average of 3451 lbs AND 21 weeks at an average of 1020 lbs) (source: Veolia)
Scrap Metal: 39,320 lbs (source: Physical Plant Financial Specialist)

Our campus Surplus Store does not weigh the items sold or redistributed to the campus. The Surplus Store measures reused and re-sold items in dollars. The estimated dollars saved by campus departments reusing items from the Surplus Store was $110,735. And the income generated through sale of items to the public from the Surplus Store was $127,918. And the number of public customers who purchased items from the Surplus Store was 3,091.


Weights are from FY2011 (July 2010-June 2011)

Trash: 1,399,100 lbs (source: Veolia invoices)

Commingled recycling: 85,706 lbs (source: Veolia invoices)
Compost recycled: 177,723 lbs (source: Veolia invoices)
E-Scrap recycled: 18,237 lbs (source: Surplus)
Scrap metal recycled by Surplus: 41,855 lbs (source: Surplus)
Batteries recycled by Surplus: 112 lbs (source: Surplus)
Mixed paper: 183,473 lbs (estimates based on Recyclemania weights -- 31 weeks at an average of 4103 lbs AND 21 weeks at an average of 2680 lbs) (source: Veolia)
Cardboard: 128,401 lbs (estimates based on Recyclemania weights -- 31 weeks at an average of 3451 lbs AND 21 weeks at an average of 1020 lbs) (source: Veolia)
Scrap Metal: 39,320 lbs (source: Physical Plant Financial Specialist)

Our campus Surplus Store does not weigh the items sold or redistributed to the campus. The Surplus Store measures reused and re-sold items in dollars. However, it's important to note that the estimated dollars saved by campus departments reusing items from the Surplus Store in FY2011 was $110,735. And the income generated through sale of items to the public from the Surplus Store in FY2011 was $127,918. Additionally, the number of public customers who purchased items from the Surplus Store in FY2011 was 3,091.

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