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Globally, the waste management landscape is in constant flux: changes in recycling systems, changes in international policy, oil price fluctuations and changes in material science all have downstream impacts in the waste system nationally and here at Dartmouth. Armed with a set of waste principals, we are working to develop a waste system that meaningfully reduces our negative impacts and that makes us resilient to future shifts in the waste landscape.


Compost: Dartmouth composts organic materials from around campus including yard- and food-waste

​Recycling: Dartmouth recycles using a single-stream system known as Zero-Sort in campus buildings. Additional recycling streams on campus include construction and demolition (C&D) materials, cardboard, electronics, metal, uniforms, universal waste, e.g., batteries and light bulbs, and other infrequently collected streams that are lumped into an 'Other Recycling' category that includes tires and pallets.

​Landfill: Materials that are not composted or recycled are sent to the landfill, including municipal solid waste (MSW) and construction and demolition (C&D) materials.

DATA DASHBOARD NOTES: This data dashboard displays Dartmouth's annual waste footprint for fiscal years (FY) 2008-2018. Dartmouth's fiscal year runs from July 1-June 30. The data displayed are subject to change. We are actively working to improve the quality of our data and capture as complete a picture as possible of our total waste footprint on campus. 


For more information on Dartmouth's waste system, see our FY18 Waste Report or interact with the dashboard above. You can click on the different parts of the figure, modify the years of data displayed, share the dashboard with others or download the data using the small small icons in the lower right-hand corner of the dashboard. Note that in order to download some of the data, you must first click on the specific figure then the

download icon.

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