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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.

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Liaison Eric O'Brien
Submission Date March 1, 2013
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STARS v1.1

University of Northern Iowa
OP-18: Waste Diversion

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University Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Materials recycled, composted, reused, donated, re-sold, or otherwise diverted :
791.46 Tons

Materials disposed in a solid waste landfill or incinerator :
1,425.71 Tons

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

Diverted materials come from several different sources around campus to reduce waste. These include:
-Campus wide recycling (cardboard, plastic, paper, etc)
-Composting of waste by the Grounds Division
-Resale of out dated items at a public auction
-Move out waste-reduction programs.
-Scrap metal 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.