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Title: [GreenYes] Re: School waste audits

Rod;

I had this in my files from Roger Guettentag:

For general K-12 education statistics the best starting point would be
the US Dept. of Education's National Center for Education Statistics.
Here is the link to their education stats page:

http://nces.ed.gov/edstats/

The best single source of information on K-12 school waste generation
rates and composition is published by the California Integrated Waste
Management Board.  The first link cites a statistic for the total
waste generated by all California schools:

http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/WasteReduce/

The second link provides data on school waste composition data:

http://www.ciwmb.ca.gov/Schools/WasteReduce/Composition.htm

Good luck on your research.

Roger M. Guttentag
610-584-8836
rgutten@no.address

and this from 1996:

Clark County (Washington state), 1995   1996 Waste StreamAnalysis,
August 1996 by Green Solutions  New York City Waste Composition Study,
1991, by SCS Engineers.
Washington State Waste Characterization Study, Publication  1993, by
R.W. Beck.

                                            Elementary  Junior High     High
                                   Education    School  School  College
Source:                                     WDOE              CC
NY                    NY
Newspaper                                          2.5        1.0
1           2.5                8.2
Corrugated Paper                                5.2           3.2
9.3                   13.0
Computer Paper                          2.1           0.5
NA         NA
Office Paper                                        4.0
1.8                    1.2                    13.1
Mixed Waste Paper                              13.9           8.2
12.5                 15.7
Milk Cartons, Other                              4.5
1.5                    NA                       NA
Non Recyclable Paper                15.9             10.9           14.1
17.6
Paper Subtotal                         48.2          27.1
50.3                67.6
Aluminum Cans                            1.4           0.7
0.4                   1.3
Tin Cans                                             1.3               0.8
1.6                   0.5
Mixed Metals/Materials                0.1              0.8            NA           NA
Ferrous Metals                            0.2          2.5
2.9                     0.9
White Goods                                          0.0               0.0
NA          NA
Non Ferrous Metals                                0.3          0.2
0.5         0.4
Metal Subtotal                            3.3          5.1             5.5
3.0
Clear Glass                                           2.6
1.2            1.6           2.9
Brown Glass                                           0.1
0.1            0.3           0.3
Green Glass                                           0.2
0.1            0.5           0.4
Recyclable Glass, All Colors                   NA              NA
NA            NA
Non Recyclable Glass                   0.5             1.0             0.5
0.3
Glass Subtotal                            3.3          2.3
2.8           3.9
PET Bottles                                           0.4
0.8            0.2            0.5
HDPE Bottles                                          0.7
0.4            0.4            0.5
Plastic Packaging                                 5.7          7.3
4.6           4.1
Other Plastic Products                 3.4             1.0             0.9
0.9
Polystyrene                                           1.2
1.2            3.3            1.7
Plastic Subtotal                                 10.7        10.6
9.3           7.6
Rubber Products, Tires                 0.1             0.1             0.3
0.1
Food Wastes                                          23.9             14.0
15.3         10.1
Yard, Garden Wastes                                2.6           9.7
2.0            2.0
Wood Wastes                                            0.8
9.5                        0.7         1.1
Organics Subtotal                                 27.4        33.4
18.3         13.3
Disposable Diapers                                  0.3          0.2
3.9            0.2
Textiles                                               0.9
1.1                        2.4         1.1
Furniture                                              0.8
6.5             NA             NA
Inert Materials, Fines                              0.0
3.1             1.4            1.0
CDL                                                        0.5
3.4             NA              NA
Hazardous Wastes                                    0.8          0.3
0.7             0.1

Miscellaneous                               3.7          7.1
5.2              2.2
Other Subtotal                              7.0        21.6
13.6             4.6

All figures are in percent by weight.   NA  Data not available from this
source.
*  Data for these institutions combines computer and office paper
quantities.
**  Original data source does not break out mixed paper vs.non
recyclable paper, breakdown from WDOE study for SIC code 82 (for
educational services in general) was used to estimate proportion of
each.            **  Data for Mixed Waste Paper includes 1.48%
magazines.

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you, but had to check with
another source.  I'm told by the NH Governor's Recycling Program that
the San  Fransisco Recycling program put out a document entitled
"Waste Prevention Guide for Schools" which contains waste
characterization info.  The San Fransisco folks can be reached at
415/554 3400.  The Governor's Recycling
Program, who works quite extensively with schools, can be reached at
603/271 1098 or recycle@no.address   Hope this helps.


On Jul 16, 6:15 pm, "Rod Muir" <rodm...@no.address> wrote:
> I hope this e-mail finds everyone well.
>
> Can anyone point me towards the results of waste audit studies for  schools k-12 vs post secondary that are on the web.
>
> Thanks
> Rod Muir
> Waste Diversion Campaigner
> The Sierra Club of Canada


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