Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.82
Liaison Sandy DeJohn
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Binghamton University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Martin Larocca
Resource Management Coordinator
Physical Facilities
"---" 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:

All ash generated from our Central Heating Plant is collected and transported back to the mind for structural fill purposes. Other universal and non-regulated chemical wastes are sorted for recyclable contents. Non-recyclable materials are disposed of in the landfill.


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

Universal waste is collected and stored in a locked location on campus. A third party vendor with R2/RIOS certification then collects and recycles all universal waste.

A comprehensive hazardous waste disposal program is administered by our Environmental Health and Safety department. Details can be found on the following website:

https://www.binghamton.edu/ehs/hazardous_waste/index.html


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

There has not been any significant hazardous material release incidents by Binghamton University during the previous three years.


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

Chemical Inventory:
Lab occupants are required to provide a copy of their UPDATED chemical inventory to the Office of Environmental Health and Safety via email once each year. The inventory is to be submitted by email to the EH&S department each year.


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:
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:
21.70 Tons

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.