Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date April 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Weber State University
OP-22: Waste Minimization

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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Waste generated::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Materials recycled 195 Tons 0 Tons
Materials composted 125 Tons 0 Tons
Materials reused, donated or re-sold 0 Tons 0 Tons
Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator 901 Tons 845 Tons

Figures needed to determine "Weighted Campus Users”::
Performance Year Baseline Year
Number of residential students 750 475
Number of residential employees 5 0
Number of in-patient hospital beds 0 0
Full-time equivalent enrollment 15617 12692
Full-time equivalent of employees 1685 1516
Full-time equivalent of distance education students 2564 1828

Start and end dates of the performance year and baseline year (or three-year periods):
Start Date End Date
Performance Year July 1, 2013 June 30, 2014
Baseline Year July 1, 2006 June 30, 2007

A brief description of when and why the waste generation baseline was adopted:

For consistency throughout the STARS report, WSU will use the baseline year of FY 2007. FY 2007 was chosen as the baseline year for our Climate Action Plan because that was the year we became an ACUPCC signatory.


A brief description of any (non-food) waste audits employed by the institution:

The student Environmental Ambassadors conduct two waste audits every academic year in the Shepherd Union building.


A brief description of any institutional procurement policies designed to prevent waste:
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A brief description of any surplus department or formal office supplies exchange program that facilitates reuse of materials:

Weber State University Property Control inventories and audits all institutional equipment. It is a surplus property outlet, where the sale and disposal of all university surplus property is handled.

Surplus Equipment for Campus Use is available Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Public Sales of Surplus Equipment is on Wednesdays and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


A brief description of the institution's efforts to make materials available online by default rather than printing them:

At Weber State University all course catalogs, course schedules, and directories are available online. Course schedules and course catalogs are no longer printed and can only be accessed online.

Hard copies of the University directory are available for a fee. The norm is to look up staff online through the eWeber portal.


A brief description of any limits on paper and ink consumption employed by the institution:

All students are provided with $4 worth of printing each year and then they must pay for any copies that are additional.


A brief description of any programs employed by the institution to reduce residence hall move-in/move-out waste:

The student Environmental Ambassadors Program has conducted a green move in and move out for the past two years. Recyclable items are collected, canned food is collected for donation to the local food pantry and students have the opportunity to donate unwanted items to Big Brothers Big Sisters.


A brief description of any other (non-food) waste minimization strategies employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any food waste audits employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any programs and/or practices to track and reduce pre-consumer food waste in the form of kitchen food waste, prep waste and spoilage:

WSU's campus dining services provider, Sodexo, tracks all pre-consumer food waste and composts all of the compostable items in the Earth Tub located at the Shepherd Union building.


A brief description of programs and/or practices to track and reduce post-consumer food waste:
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A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable and/or third party certified compostable to-go containers for to-go food and beverage items (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of the institution's provision of reusable service ware for “dine in” meals and reusable and/or third party certified compostable service ware for to-go meals (in conjunction with a composting program):
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A brief description of any discounts offered to customers who use reusable containers (e.g. mugs) instead of disposable or compostable containers in to-go food service operations:

A mug can either be purchased from Sodexo or you can bring your own and receive 58 cents off any refill of coffee or soda.


A brief description of other dining services waste minimization programs and initiatives:
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The website URL where information about the institution’s waste minimization initiatives is available:
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