Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Paul Thrift
Superintendent of Grounds
Grounds
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:
Yes

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

VCU composts leaves and woody debris. VCU does not compost grass clippings because lawn mowers mulch the clippings. The grounds crew picks up the composting materials and transports them back to the recycling center drop-off location. The composting materials are then picked up by ACE Recycling and transported to the City’s composting center.


The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:
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The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:
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The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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