Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Belmont University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Mary Lucus
Director, IR
Provost
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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:

All hazardous waste are collected and managed by the generating department. Universal waste is collected in satellite locations of buildings and transferred to Facilities Management for recycling by Southeast Recycling or Batteries Plus.


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

Generating departments are responsible for collection and disposal of hazardous materials declared as waste. Universal waste light bulbs and batteries are collected and managed by Facilities Management.


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

There have been none.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
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Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Each year Belmont University conducts an annual rotation/refresh of approximately 200 – 250 computers. As new computers are connected and brought online, the use out of warranty computers are collected, catalogued and housed in the User Service office area. The used computers are then reconditioned for use in the following ways:

1. Reconditioned computers are deployed as student worker computers per departmental requests.

2. Reconditioned computers are deployed for kiosk type usage per departmental requests.

3. Reconditioned computers are donated to Bridges to Belmont students per Belmont University’s agreement with the incoming high school graduate scholars.

4. Reconditioned computers are donated to non-profit charity organization for the betterment of the greater Nashville and surrounding areas per written requests. Note: Belmont University has also donated reconditioned computers to fledgling primary schools in Sierra Leon, Africa.

5. Reconditioned computers are kept and maintained as backup computers for incidents of hardware failure among current faculty and staff machines.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Any used computer deemed unfit for redeployment or donation is collected by a certified computer recycler for legal harvesting of parts or destruction of the unit. The recycler provides certificates of destruction for each unit.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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