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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
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Liaison Jeff Johnson
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Miami University
OP-17: Waste Reduction

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Yvette Kline
Dir. Sustainability & Energy Conservation
Physical Facilities
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Weight of materials recycled, 2005 baseline year :
1,763 Tons

Weight of materials composted, 2005 baseline year :
337 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, 2005 baseline year :
3,961 Tons

Weight of materials recycled, performance year :
1,416 Tons

Weight of materials composted, performance year :
337 Tons

Weight of materials disposed as garbage, performance year :
2,577 Tons

List the start and end dates of the waste reduction performance year:
January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012

On-campus residents, 2005:
6,850

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
11,977

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, 2005:
2,779

On-campus residents, performance year:
7,228

Non-residential/commuter full-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
12,262

Non-residential/commuter part-time students, faculty, and staff members, performance year:
2,551

Time period for weighted campus user (list the consecutive 12 month period that most closely overlaps with waste reduction performance year):
July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012

Indication of whether institution has a stated commitment to waste-reduction goals, such as zero waste:
Yes

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

Miami is working to implement single stream recycling across campus starting in August 2013, and it installed its first organic compactor for food scrap in February 2013. A solid waste lean team is putting together an implementation plan to keep the majority of the university's solid waste out of landfill by 2017.


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

These figures are estimates based on the best available data. Miami anticipates establishing a new baseline in FY 2014, and standardizing its estimating methods. Recycling figures consist of bottles, cans, jugs, paper, paperboard and OCC. (2005 OCC data was used for both years.)

Composting figures consist of yard waste. (2005 data was used for both years.)

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.