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Colleges and universities choose STARS

Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System™

STARS is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance. This program is developed by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

WasteCap can complete your administrative duties and compile your data results to match the following credit categories: Waste Minimization and Diversion, Construction and Demolition Waste Diversion & Hazardous Waste Management.

Scope of Work

WasteCap can provide the following services, packaged together or selected a-la-carte:

Database Access

WasteCap will utilize its Resource Directory to provide you with options within your desired service radius. WasteCap will be able to provide technical assistance, market information and research support.

Operations Plan Generation

WasteCap’s diversion experts will review your targets and objectives, inform you of potential blind spots, advise on successful strategies and align your approaches to give you the best chance of success. WasteCap will audit your waste streams and processes, highlight any overlooked opportunities, interview your waste haulers, and provide you with level-headed path forward based on extensive experience.

On-site Education

So much of a successful diversion effort is in the preparation, planning and communication of requirements. WasteCap can provide quick on-site workshops to pass on the instructions from your waste management plan in a memorable and lasting way, saving you the work required to repeatedly instruct site teams or manually separate waste that’s been incorrectly directed.

Ongoing Status Tracking

WasteCap will be by your side ensuring paperwork is consistent, tracking waste quantities, inspecting operations on site and providing critical feedback to maximize your waste diversion and make the process as effortless as possible. Monthly reports will keep you informed as to progress, deficiencies and remediation possibilities.


TARS is intended to engage and recognize the full spectrum of colleges and universities - from community colleges to research universities - and encompasses long-term sustainability goals for already high-achieving institutions as well as entry points of recognition for institutions that are taking first steps toward sustainability. STARS is designed to:

  • Provide a framework for understanding sustainability in all sectors of higher education.
  • Enable meaningful comparisons over time and across institutions using a common set of measurements developed with broad participation from the international campus sustainability community.
  • Create incentives for continual improvement toward sustainability.
  • Facilitate information sharing about higher education sustainability practices and performance.
  • Build a stronger, more diverse campus sustainability community.

Required for Proposals

If you are interested in a proposal, WasteCap will need the following information:

  • Project name
  • Contact name
  • Contact e-mail address
  • Contact phone number
  • Type of project
  • Location of project
    • Address
    • GPS Coordinates
  • Building Information
    • Number of buildings
    • Estimated area (gross square footage)
    • Purpose/Function
  • Location of operations meetings (if not on site)
  • Desired landfill diversion target (%)

To learn more about how we can help, contact us at:

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AASHAE Website

Explore the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education website for the technical manual, program background and more.


AASHE Website