Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.83
Liaison Tom Twist
Submission Date June 12, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Bates College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tom Twist
Sustainability Manager
Facilities
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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:

Annual training for affected faculty and staff
Audits and inspections
Clear policy and program
Regulatory oversight


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

Hazardous and universal waste is transported and disposed of via approved vendors, in accordance with DEP, EPA and DOT requirements.
Electronic waste is recycled (when feasible) with a local vendor.


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

None


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

Both science buildings have a chemical stock room where available products are stored ready for use.
Staff members are available to assist faculty and students.
Inventory is maintained by staff, and updated regularly.


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:

Local vendor consolidates, disassembles and transports this waste stream. Parts are prepared for reuse, as feasible.


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:
0.41 Tons

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