Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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Virginia Tech
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Anthony Watson
Associate Director of Building Services & Grounds
Facilities Operations
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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:

All lawn mowers utilize mulching blades for normal mowing operations. This allows the grass clippings to be used as mulch for the lawns. We no longer vacuum ares of lawn that have clippings built up but rather use newly purchase high velocity blowers to distribute the clippings evenly across the lawn. Additionally in the fall the mulching mowers are used to chop leaves to avoid the need to collect leaves and transport them off of main campus. All tree limbs less than 4” in diameter are also chipped and used on campus to mulch areas under large canopy trees and storm water management facilities.


The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:
90

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:
10

The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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