Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.23 / 3.00 Steve Heinitz
Recycling Manager
Physical Plant
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
2,067.92 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
2,992.27 Tons

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

VCU has recycling bins placed around campus, Big Belly Solar Trash Compactors and a larger recycling center for students to drop off. VCU promotes recycling through special events such as: America Recycles Day, November 15th each year, RecycleMania 8-week event from the end of January the end of March. Earth Day, April, 22nd, (Earth Week at VCU). Recycling posters and bins are placed in the Residence Halls. Recycling Guidelines are distributed to Faculty and Staff offices. Our website for general information. www.vcu.edu/recycling.


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