|Submission Date||Feb. 16, 2016|
Western Colorado University
OP-23: Waste Diversion
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:
Improved recycling program, recyclemania participation, composting with Earth Tub, paperless Fridays initiative, green purchasing initiatives, Freecycle program, LEED building design, student sustainability coordinators, sustainability fund, renewable energy fund, Colorado Greening Government Initiatives, ACUPCC signatory, and Terracycle participation.
A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:
We donate food waste to a local pig farm.
A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
We compost pre-consumer food waste in an Earth Tub. Two student sustainability coordinators operate/maintain the tub and teach food service workers what is compostable.
A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
We compost post-consumer food waste in an Earth Tub. Two student sustainability coordinators operate/maintain the tub and teach students what is compostable.
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||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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