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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 Geory Kurtzhals
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Southern Illinois University Carbondale
OP-T2-23: Landscape Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dave Tippy
Superintendent of Grounds
Physical Plant Service-SIUC
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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:

1. 90 percent of our landscape waste is composted on site, trees, limbs, and stumps as well as any collected leaves and grass clippings. Many food scraps from Campus food sources have been composted in the past through a vermi composting method, that facility is currently being renovated to increase its efficiency and capacity.
2.We stock pile landscape waste throughout the year, roughly once per year we contract a tub grinder to turn that material into a useable product. We use it as a mulch in some of our natural plantings, university farms uses the grindings for animal bedding and manure composting at the Dairy Center. The leaves and other vegetative waste is taken to the farms where it is mixed and wind rowed with animal waste till a usable compost is created, then used as a soil amendment.


The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted onsite:
90

The percentage of landscape waste that is mulched or composted off-site:
0

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