Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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Yale University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.83 / 3.00 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
2,008 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
5,269 Tons

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate:

Beginning in 2010 Yale University began collecting food waste from all its dining facilities which is taken to a composting facility in the state.

Yale's Spring Salvage collects items from undergraduates at the end of the academic school year and donates items to local non-profits.

Scrap metal is separated from municipal solid waste as a diversion strategy.


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