|Submission Date||Aug. 24, 2016|
Warren Wilson College
OP-23: Waste Diversion
Director of Institutional Effectiveness
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:
We operate a full scale waste reduction facility where a crew of 18-25 students is responsible for collecting and managing over 25 recyclable materials, operating a Free Store and wood shop, composting campus food waste, disposing of solid waste, researching and implementing new waste reduction programs, and educating the campus about waste-related issues. Other than the usual recycling/trash dumpsters located at our facility, we have a cardboard baler and 2 in-vessel compost GreenDrums and compost curing area.
The National Wildlife Federation has recognized the WWC Recycling Program as the best in the nation among all higher ed institutions.
More information can be found here:
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
We try to keep overproduction to an absolute minimum; however, any excess food, especially during times we close for breaks, is donated to MANNA FoodBank:
MANNA FoodBank is a private, not-for-profit service organization, founded in 1982, that links the food industry with over 200 partner agencies in 16 counties of western North Carolina.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
100% of pre-consumer food waste is composted by the Recycling Crew and used as soil amendments in the College Garden and landscape.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
All dining locations have compost containers at dish return areas to capture 100% of post-consumer food waste that is composted by the Recycling Crew and used as soil amendment in the Campus Garden and on the landscape. .
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||Yes|
|Plant materials composting||Yes|
|Animal bedding composting||Yes|
|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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