Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Kathy Johnson
Submission Date April 22, 2014
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Black Hills State University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Katie Greer
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities Services
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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:

Some of the laboratory waste created on campus is deemed hazardous and cannot be recycled. This waste is disposed of per the university plan. The small amount of hazardous waste is collected on campus and transported to a hazardous material facility. The transportation is timed with other Regental schools in order to reduce energy costs and the potential for spill.


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

Hazardous lab waste is disposed of in identified hazardous containers which are sealed and transported to a hazardous waste facility.

Waste from construction demolition are disposed of in accordance with state law and South Dakota Board of Regents policies.


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:
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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?:
No

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):

Unwanted electronics go on sale for reuse each year.


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

Electronics are reused by purchasers in the community rather than recycled. There is no e-Steward certified e-waste recycler within 400 miles of the University. Batteries are recycled by a Rapid City recycling company.


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