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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** 3*** 41 8 1,306 55.0%
13-14 511 $41,671 510** 70** 6 110** 10 1,227 58.0%

** Estimated; exact measurements not available.
***Number adjusted as of 13-14

Additional waste figures from 2013-14:

  • Between ReCoop Office sales and donations, the College diverted 17 tons of furniture from the landfill.
  • Of 8,359 tons of waste generated through 2013-14 construction and demolition activities, 89% was diverted from landfills.
  • ReCoop and ReCoop Book sold 23 tons of used appliances, dorm furnishings, 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 point09-1010-1111-1212-1313-142020 Objective
Diversion rate* 54% 60% 57% 55% 58% 75%
Construction waste diversion 95.5% 96% 95% 91% 89% 90%
Total waste (tons)* 1,192 1,224 1,135 1,306 1,227 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.