Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.28
Liaison Asheen Phansey
Submission Date March 30, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Babson College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Tolley
Assistant Director, Ground, Building Services & Sustainability
Facilities Management & Planning
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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?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Babson employs an environmental health and safety consultant to help develop and monitor these waste streams. We have in place an Environmental Crisis Management Plan, SPCC Plan, Chemical and pesticide inventory, lab chemical purchasing protocol, oil and water separators on drains, regular catch basin cleaning, latex paint recycling, fluorescent bulb recycling, and a program for maintenance/monitoring of USTs and ASTs. We also work to substitute less harmful materials for those that may be hazardous. Weekly inspections of Hazardous Waste collection areas are performed to ensure safety and compliance. Stage I and Stage II vapor recovery systems on gasoline service station are performed weekly in accordance with state requirements. Because Babson does not have a central plant and Babson is a business school with minimal lab space, our campus has significantly less hazardous waste than others might.


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Babson contracts for regularly scheduled waste pick ups for these materials. The college trains employees on the proper handling of wastes. We have a written Haz Waste and Universal Waste management Program


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

NA. Because Babson does not have a central plant and Babson is a business school with minimal lab space, our campus has significantly less hazardous waste than others might.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

Babson had only one lab on campus. Measures have been put in place to control chemical use and transfer of chemicals to groups that need them.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

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:

Computers are leased and turned back to a vendor. Items that are not part of the lease program are collected by Building Services Staff for recycling. Phones purchased by Facilities Management and Planning that are not returned to our vendor have been given to local police departments to assist at-risk members of the community who need a communication device.

Babson has a central e-waste collection station at our sustainability office in the Campus Center, a collection station in the graduate school (Olin Hall), and in the Horn Library for the community to drop items off.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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