Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 54.13
Liaison Keisha Payson
Submission Date July 11, 2013
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Bowdoin College
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Keisha Payson
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainable Bowdoin
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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

All Bowdoin issued batteries, cell phones, computers, and PDAs are recycled by the IT department and campus Manager of Environmental Health and Safety. Student owned batteries, cell phones, computers, etc are recycled using Bowdoin’s Techno-Trash Cans. The Sustainable Bowdoin office maintains Techno Trash Cans in three campus computer labs as well as one in the Sustainable Bowdoin Office and one in the Student Union. These are primarily used by students, and are used for recycling a mix of computer equipment, diskettes, CDs DVD’s, jewel cases, video, audio and computer tapes, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, rechargeable batteries and more. Faculty and staff who have non-Bowdoin issued techno-trash such as CDs, audio tapes and DVDs send it to the Sustainability Coordinator via campus mail for recycling.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

All Bowdoin issued batteries, cell phones, computers, and PDAs are recycled by the IT department and campus Manager of Environmental Health and Safety.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Student owned batteries, cell phones, computers, etc are recycled using Bowdoin’s Techno Trash Cans. The Sustainable Bowdoin office maintains Techno Trash Cans in three campus computer labs as well as one in the Sustainable Bowdoin Office. These are primarily used by students, and are used for recycling a mix of computer equipment, diskettes, CD’s DVD’s, jewel cases, video, audio and computer tapes, cell phones, pagers, PDA’s, rechargeable batteries, etc. Faculty and staff who have non-Bowdoin issued techno-trash such as CDs, audio tapes and DVD’s send it to the Sustainability Coordinator via campus mail for recycling.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

In the fall of 2012 Sustainable Bowdoin organized an E-waste recycling event for faculty and staff. One hundred and thirty-seven Bowdoin employees took advantage of the opportunity, and several thousand pounds of recyclable materials were collected.

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