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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.

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Liaison Troy Hattermann
Submission Date Jan. 24, 2012
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Illinois Central College
Tier2-5: Compost

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Complete Expired Troy Hattermann
Director, Facility Planning and Design
Facilities
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Does the institution compost or mulch waste from grounds keeping, including grass trimmings?:
Yes

A brief description of the composting or mulching program:

ICC has a compost pile located at our East Peoria campus and a compost collection point at our North location. Compostable material is taken from the collection point once per year and added to other compostable material that has been collected from our East Peoria location. We use hot composting on a quarterly basis to turn our compostable material into 5 to 10 tons of useable compost per year. Hot composting is the process of moving compostable material into a bin and adding a small amount of old compost that acts as an inoculant to begin the heating process that kills undesirable weed seeds. The types of materials that are collected include weeds, leaves, perennial plant clippings, ornamental grass clippings and small amounts of grass clippings. Once the compostable material has been turned into compost it is used in our landscape beds, flower pots and when establishing new turf areas.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:
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