Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-T2-8: PostConsumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Steve Heinitz
Recycling Manager
Physical Plant
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Does the institution have a postconsumer food waste composting program?:
Yes

A brief description of the postconsumer food waste composting program:

ARAMARK has contracted with Natural Organic Process Enterprises, LLC (NOPE) to pick up organic waste generated at Shafer Court Dining Center twice weekly – approximately 3,000 pounds per week. The organic waste will be delivered to the McGill composting facility located in Waverly, VA. McGill specializes in composting biodegradable materials from industrial, municipal and agribusiness sources. McGill has been selling premium compost products for over 20 years. ARAMARK has contracted with NOPE until June, 2013.


The percentage of overall meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
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The percentage of meal plan meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
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The percentage of retail facilities for which postconsumer composting is available:
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The percentage of conference meals for which postconsumer composting is available:
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The website URL where information about the composting program is available:
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