Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

This Chemical Hygiene Plan strictly applies only to trained laboratory employees, including student
employees. Students working in labs and studios as part of regular courses and tutorials must be
familiar with the contents of this Plan and follow the safety practices described herein but are not
subject to the formal training requirements specified for employees. Custodial, maintenance, and
other College personnel who enter the laboratories and studios as part of their job functions are
covered by Bennington College’s Hazard Communication Program, available from Buildings &
Grounds.


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

The proper disposal of chemical wastes is necessary to protect people, plants, and animals from the
harm that could be caused by the improper and careless disposal of these wastes. Appendix D gives a
list of general compatibility guidelines. Consult the chemical’s SDS for specific guidelines on
compatibility.
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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:

4.3.2 Inventory. All chemicals on campus will be logged into the SDS Inventory spreadsheet that is
maintained by the Chemical Hygiene Officer and Campus Safety and shall include: material name,
quantity, SDS links, and expiration date, if applicable. Here is the link to the inventory: Chemical
Inventory


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:

We try to repurpose as much as possible in the local community.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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