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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 Reporter
Overall Score
Liaison Mark Bremer
Submission Date April 6, 2016
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STARS v2.0

State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Mark Bremer
Lecturer & Green Team Chair
Arts & Sciences
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

Materials diverted from the solid waste landfill or incinerator:
194.50 Tons

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

A brief description of programs, policies, infrastructure investments, outreach efforts, and/or other factors that contributed to the diversion rate, including efforts made during the previous three years:

In April 2013, a whole-building waste audit was conducted of a mixed-use campus building, Kunsela Hall. In August 2014, the campus adopted the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority Single Stream program for recyclable wastes.


A brief description of any food donation programs employed by the institution:

Surplus prepared food from the Campus Center Dining Hall is occasionally donated to a local homeless shelter.


A brief description of any pre-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:

Pre-consumer kitchen food waste is collected and given to a local farmer for animal feed supplement.


A brief description of any post-consumer food waste composting program employed by the institution:
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Does the institution include the following materials in its waste diversion efforts?:
Yes or No
Paper, plastics, glass, metals, and other recyclable containers Yes
Food donations Yes
Food for animals Yes
Food composting No
Cooking oil Yes
Plant materials composting No
Animal bedding composting No
Batteries Yes
Light bulbs Yes
Toner/ink-jet cartridges Yes
White goods (i.e. appliances) Yes
Laboratory equipment Yes
Furniture No
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste No
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets No
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

Other materials that the institution includes in its waste diversion efforts:

Hazardous wastes are collected and disposed of according to New York State regulations. Electronics are collected and sold for recycling.


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.