Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Amy Spark
Submission Date April 5, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Bow Valley College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

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Complete Reporter
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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:

Bow Valley College selects products that don't contain hazardous materials, wherever possible.


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

The college is currently undergoing a lighting retrofit from fluorescent tubes to LEDs as the fluorescent tubes burn out. The mercury in the fluorescent tubes is safely handled and given to Stericycle for final disposal.


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:

Laboratory chemicals are handled internally by the Practical Nursing and Health Care Aide programs. These programs share lab space and work together to conserve and facilitate the reuse of laboratory chemicals.


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?:
No

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:

Computer towers, monitors, and accessories, along with laptop computers and cell phones, are collected by the Logistics team on campus and transferred to GEEP Canada Inc. for electronic recycling.


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