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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 Silver
Overall Score 50.57
Liaison Yaffa Grossman
Submission Date March 16, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Beloit College
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.55 / 3.00 Lindsay Chapman
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
59.60 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
265.40 Tons

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:

Beloit College offers a recycling program throughout campus that accepts co-mingled items such as paper, cardboard, glass, plastics, and aluminum cans. The Office of Sustainability and the Facilities department have tried to place a recycling bin next to every trash bin to provide the opportunity to recycle wherever there is an opportunity for trash.
The Office of Sustainability has continually placed signs up about what can and cannot be recycled, near every recycling and trash bin combination.
The Office of Sustainability holds a Recycling Competition each fall where student dorm floors and houses compete against each other to see which floor has the purest recycling streams and the purest trash streams. Volunteer judges become experts on what can and cannot be recycled in Beloit, WI., as this varies from where students originate from around the country and world.


A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

The College is a Food Recovery Network location, which means students collect leftover food from the buffet-style cafeteria, package it, and drive it over to a local food pantry 3 miles from campus. The food is then distributed to individuals and families struggling with hunger. Additionally our Diving Services provider, Bon Appetit donates large amounts of one-time leftovers (e.g. lunch boxes from Commencement) to a men's shelter called Overflowing Cup.


A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
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A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
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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 donations Yes
Food for animals No
Food composting Yes
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting Yes
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) ---
Laboratory equipment ---
Furniture ---
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets ---
Motor oil ---
Tires ---

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:
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Weights for all diverted material other than co-mingled recyclables are NOT reflected in our reported numbers.

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.