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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Arizona State University
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
1,516 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
4,670 Tons

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

Arizona State University's stated goal for zero solid waste is 2015. In order to reach this goal the University has been working within the State of Arizona policies to develop appropriate donation and diversion programs including:
- Traditional consumer recycling programs diverting all grades of plastics, all grades of paper, aseptic containers, all grades of metal.
- Special Recycling programs for electronics, batteries, CD's, sneakers, cell phones, toner cartridges.
- Donating old mattresses to Arizona Correctional Industries.
- Paint reclamation and diversion.
- Campus Harvest - Harvesting food grown on the Polytechnic and Tempe Campuses for use in the dining facilities and the surrounding community.
- SunSET - http://www.asu.edu/sunset to promote material and supply sharing between departments.
- Composting landscaping waste at a local farm.


The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.