|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||July 24, 2015|
Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-23: Waste Diversion
|1.05 / 3.00||
Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:
VCU has implemented a Single Stream Recycling Program in all buildings on and off campus. 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.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
ARAMARK donates prior to major academic breaks and at the end of every semester as well as ~ 500 pounds each semester as part of a student waste education initiative.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
VCU is not composting any pre-consumer food waste at this time.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
VCU is not composting any post-consumer food waste at this time.
Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
|Yes or No|
|Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers||Yes|
|Food for animals||No|
|Plant materials composting||No|
|Animal bedding composting||No|
|White goods (i.e. appliances)||Yes|
|Residence hall move-in/move-out waste||Yes|
Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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