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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 Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Melissa Beckwith
Assistant Director, Support Services
Facilities Services
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
745.91 Tons

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

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

Middlebury has an on-campus material re-use facility, commonly known as the recycling center, with bailers, a trash compactor, a paper shredder, and a glass pulverizer. The recycling center also has a reuse trailer where members of the college community can come to purchase reusable items collected during move-out or brought to the center throughout the year. All buildings on campus have well-labeled recycling stations, making recycling simple and convenient for members of the college community. Additionally, all students, faculty, and staff receive a flyer at the beginning of the academic year instructing them what can be recycled at Middlebury as well as how to properly sort their recycling at the stations in their dorms or offices. More information about recycling at Middlebury can be found here: http://www.middlebury.edu/offices/business/recycle


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.