|Submission Date||March 5, 2021|
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Alternatives used when possible, chemical reactions in teaching labs often done on a small scale, reducing reagents needed and waste produced.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Albion College is compliant with all local, state, and federal regulations applicable to an institution if its type. Waste is collected, and picked up for transport to an approved treatment facility every 180 days.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
No significant hazardous material releases during the last three years.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
No campus wide inventory exists, but individual departments and buildings (e.g. the science complex) do have inventories of reagents in stock.
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:
Electronic waste program includes trailer drop-off and year around collection to take the waste Comprenew.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Information obtained from David Carey, chemical and laboratory compliance officer.
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