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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 Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2013
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University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-T2-7: Pre-Consumer Food Waste Composting

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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Does the institution have a pre-consumer food waste composting program?:

A brief description of the pre-consumer food waste composting program:

Beginning February of 2011, UNCG Dining Services entered into an agreement with Brooks Contractor
Composting Service (http://www.brookscontractor.com/) to haul both food waste and compostable items from the Dining Hall and Catering Operations on campus to their facility in Goldston, NC. UNCG Dining Services staff collects pre-consumer food waste from kitchen preparation areas. This food waste is placed in a specially marked compost dumpster located behind the Dining Hall. Brooks services the dumpster three days a week. Total material composted, including both pre- and post-consumer waste, is averaging 11 tons per month.

The overall percentage of meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The percentage of meal plan meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The percentage of retail facility meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The percentage of conference meals for which pre-consumer scraps are composted:

The website URL where information about the composting program is available:

Information provided by Ben Kunka, Manager of UNCG's Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling.

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