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Waste Impacts and Trends

Annual Landfill Waste since 06-07

Total Waste Production

Yearly waste diversion data
YearLandfillRecyclingCompostHazard.Green WasteElectronicTotalDiversion
TonsCost
06-07 699 $38,166 480** 20** 5.5 85**   1,289 45.8%
07-08 655 $35,756 480** 26** 5 85**   1,251 47.6%
08-09 686 $58,125 480** 28** 5 85**   1,284 46.5%
09-10 544 $66,330 500** 29** 2 112** 1 1,192 54.4%
10-11 490 $56,394 530** 90** 3 112** 2 1,224 60.0%
11-12 494 $41,590 490** 90** 4 43 2 1,135 56.5%
12-13 518 $49,075 510** 60** 6 41 8 1,306 55%


** Estimated; exact measurements not available.

Additional waste figures from 2012-13:

  • The College donated 18.8 tons of furniture for reuse/recycling.
  • Of 1,520.5 tons of waste generated through 2012-13 construction and demolition activities, 91.0% was diverted from landfills.
  • ReCoop sold $13,460 worth of used furniture, appliances, books and other items.

Progress toward goals for 2020

The following table includes relevant objectives from the College's Sustainability Action Plan.

How we're doing - 2020 Goals
Data point08-0909-1010-1111-1212-132020 Objective
Diversion rate* 47% 54% 60% 57% 55% 75%
Construction waste diversion Data not available 95.5% 96% 95% 91% 90%
Total waste (tons)* 1,284 1,192 1,224 1,135 1,306 1,155 tons
(10% reduction over 08-09)

* Includes: landfill, recycling, compost, hazardous, electronic, and green waste; does not include construction/demolition wastes, donations, or ReCoop.