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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 Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
OP-18: Waste Diversion

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
11,724 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
11,176 Tons

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

UF does not have a policy or procedure to track the total amount of waste donated, resold, or otherwise diverted, but a number of options are available to the campus community. This number includes only materials recycled or composted centrally. Donated and reused materials are not a part of the reported number above.

Asset Management encourages staff to reuse campus materials through the surplus warehouse and swap meet website. (http://www.fa.ufl.edu/am)

Housing residents donate a large amount of materials to local charities through the annual move-out waste reduction program.


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.