Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.29
Liaison Lisa Noriega
Submission Date June 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Yale University
Tier2-6: Move-Out Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Keri Enright-Kato
Sustainability Program Manager
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program to reduce residence hall move-out waste?:
Yes

A brief description of the program:

After experimenting with recycling Spring move-out waste through the 1990s, in 2003 Yale Recycling officially titled their efforts Spring Salvage. Yale collects approximately 50 tons of clothing, furniture and other material. (It is estimated that on 40% of weight and 50% of value was taken from the curb before items were accounted for in the warehouse.) "Soft" items are donated to Salvation Army or Goodwill and other useful items (glasses, books, etc) distributed to relevant charities.

Donation values are estimated to be at least $100,000 and as high as $200,000


The website URL where information about the program is available:

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