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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 Mary Fischer
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Brandeis University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dennis Finn
Supervisor of Grounds and Vehicles
Facilities Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
191.11 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
0 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
1,822 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
206.02 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
735.27 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
1,603.50 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
July 1, 2011-June 30, 2012

On-campus residents, 2005:
3,052

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
3,015

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
544

On-campus residents, performance year:
2,864

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
4,271

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
845

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
September 2011-September 2012

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
No

A brief description of the plan of action to achieve waste reduction goals:
---

The website URL where information about the institution’s waste reduction initiatives is available:

Performance year is FY 2011 (Academic year 2009-2010). About a third of trash has been reduced though because, in 2008 Brandeis began to send all dining hall waste to be commercially composted. We have small composting programs for student dorms, we do not track the weight of those compostables.

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