|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
OP-17: Waste Reduction
Director of Sustainability
Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
Weight of materials composted, performance year :
Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
On-campus residents, 2005:
Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
On-campus residents, performance year:
Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:
In Valencia College's Climate Action Plan (2010) we have stated goals to Reduce Solid Waste by 15% by 2015, 50% by 2025, 75% by 2040 and 100% by 2060. We are working toward this goal through an active recycling program, including C& D for our new buildings. We are working toward landscape waste composting on all of our campuses. We also are reducing paper used by various electronic practices.
The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:
In 2006 staff on the Winter Park Campus carried out a pilot project of recycling mixed paper. In 2007 the Custodial Services Department Supervisor, East Campus, took on the recycling effort for all campuses. Planning involved finding an initial budget for purchase of recycling containers, making arrangements with a recycling company, and educating the campus community on what to recycle. Collection of cardboard, aluminum cans, plastic bottles along with mixed paper on all campuses has been carried out with Recycling containers, color-coded and marked “Valencia Recycles,” in common areas on each campus. Policies to use electronic files and print only if needed, and to use double-sided copies have been instituted throughout the college for some time. They are now codified in Operations and Maintenance Green Guidelines.
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