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Audit Review of the Commonwealth's Recycling Practices - Bridgewater State University

The audit examines Bridgewater State University's compliance with an executive order setting recycling requirements. It covers the period of July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016.

Binder organization: Office of the State Auditor
Date published: March 20, 2018

Executive Summary

In accordance with Section 12 of Chapter 11 of the Massachusetts General Laws, the Office of the State Auditor has conducted an audit of Bridgewater State University’s (BSU’s) recycling practices for the period July 1, 2014 through December 31, 2016.

In this performance audit, we reviewed and assessed certain aspects of the university’s compliance with Section 7C of Executive Order 515, which requires increased recycling practices in the disposal of waste materials, in the administration of its recycling program.

Below is a summary of our finding and recommendation, with links to each page listed.

Finding 1

Improvements are needed in BSU’s administration of its recycling program.


BSU should establish sufficient formal written policies and procedures regarding its recycling program and establish monitoring controls to ensure that these policies and procedures are adhered to and that all activities related to this process are properly documented.

A PDF copy of the Review of the Commonwealth’s Recycling Practices— Bridgewater State University audit is available here.