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Sustainable Materials Management Guide

Over the past five (5) years, the University has recycled the following quantity of products:

Annual Recyling Figures (In Tons)
Product 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Paper (including Cardboard) 1,327.75 1,434.55 1,092.57 1,153.70 1,357.60 1,029.30
Bottles, Cans & Plastic Types #1-7 140.60 87.11 93.30 88.07 90.92 85.27
Scrap Metal 125.97 146.61 83.89 390.61 177.90 357.57
Batteries 6.09 4.92 2.42 10.85 2.80 3.9
Tires 18.36 3.56 6.00 11.80 3.10 -
Motor Oil 13.56 8.58 3.10 5.50 5.08 5.72
Wood Debris / Yard Waste 1,899.96 2,000.00 2,500.00 3,000.00 8,000.00 12,100.00
Office Equipment 4.23 4.85 20.00 20.00 80.00 20.00
Clothing 54.37 32.58 13.39 13.67 16.30 16.34
Construction & Demolition Debris 65,074.65 28,500.00 28,944.37 40,950.50 40,950.50 327.49
E-Waste 29.08 28.07 31.70 50.03 80.20 136.96
Fluorescent Light Bulbs 12.53 11.02 13.75 11.74 21.50 10.1
Wood Pallets 35.26 115.29 111.13 97.56 64.55 136.5
Mattresses & Boxsprings - 25.24 26.00 15.12 15.54 15.00
Residential Furniture - 18.30 5.60 4.20 - 0.00
Mercury 0.39 0.58 0.07 0.29 0.12 0.18
Auctioned 75.84 29.26 110.66 104.90 49.20 3.00
Vegetable Oil & Dining Hall Grease 15.96 16.33 16.33 10.06 9.80 16.53
Toner & Ink Cartridges 3.47 5.53 6.03 18.61 7.50 7.26
Carpet 50.04 45.00 43.20 34.68 5.40 52.50
Ceiling Tiles 7.68 - - 0.10 0.10 0.00
Pre-Consumer Food - 17.56 9.31 32.40 36.30 42.98
Totals (In Tons) 68,895.79 32,534.94 33,132.82 46,024.39 50,974.42 14,366.60
Waste Figures (In Tons)
Product 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
Totals (In Tons) 8,761.04 8,642.73 7,524.02 8,132.15 8,278.14 7,683.21
Summary - Recycling Statistics
2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14
SBU Diversion Rate (%) 30.37 31.83 35.76 38.42 54.77 64.63
Pounds Recycled Per Capita (In Pounds/Person) 186.39 190.14 196.02 240.24 469.08 656.97
Pounds Waste Generated Per Capita (In Pounds/Person) 427.36 407.27 352.12 385.04 387.38 359.54

Created by Application Support for Administration
Campus Operations and Maintenance @ Stony Brook University