Log In
  • AASHE-STARS

The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 56.83
Liaison Liz Davey
Submission Date Oct. 13, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Tulane University
OP-23: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.39 / 3.00 Liz Davey
Director
Office of Sustainability
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,812 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:
---

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

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

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

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 No
Food composting Yes
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 No
Furniture Yes
Residence hall move-in/move-out waste Yes
Scrap metal Yes
Pallets Yes
Motor oil Yes
Tires Yes

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

Numbers are for a 6 month period, 2/8-8/8/15

In January 2014, a contract with a new waste hauler enabled us to obtain weights for the trash emptied daily from uptown campus dumpsters. In past years, we had only received weights for compactors pulled from campus, and we had estimated the overall weight of waste collected daily from dumpsters. This data collection began February 8. In September 2014 the company reported data collection problems. Therefore, we chose to use a six-month period, 2/8-8/8/2014, for calculation of the recycling diversion rate.

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.