Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dorothea Von Herder
Submission Date Aug. 18, 2011
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Wellesley College
Tier2-5: Compost

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Patrick Willoughby
Sustainability Director
Facilities
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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:

The college composts 100% of yard waste generated on campus. The compost is mixed with other amendments, primarily sand, and is then re-used on campus for landscape projects. With the exception of some of the very large landscape projects, the college’s yard waste area produces all the loam required for projects. The college also grinds all woody debris including brush, trees which are not utilized for firewood, and stumps to produce approximately 95% of all mulch used on campus. Our yard waste composting facility is located on campus, so this minimizes transportation significantly.


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

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