Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.53
Liaison Jim Vecchione
Submission Date June 6, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bryant University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Greg Gurney
Assistant Director Facilities
Facilities
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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:

Bryant has received help from our environmental consultant in training staff to handle and reduce hazardous, special, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste properly. There are designated waste storage trailers for different materials, which are then picked up from an authorized outside vendor.


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

Based on training with our environmental consultant, Waste storage trailers for different materials - electronic, lamps, bulbs, batteries, etc. - are routinely picked up by an authorized outside vendor.


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

We have not had any significant hazardous material release incidents 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:

Bryant University's Science & Technology Department tracks chemical purchases & locations through an excel inventory system. The laboratory staff can access this inventory, and chemicals are shared to avoid excess purchasing. Hazardous chemicals are ordered in the smallest quantities possible to limit waste generation. At Bryant, safety is top priority and recycling or reusing hazardous waste is not allowed. Furthermore, Bryant is not permitted by the RI Department of Environmental Management or the EPA to recycle hazardous waste. All hazardous waste generated in the laboratories is transported offsite for disposal by a hazardous waste vendor.


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:

Facilities staff have been trained by our environmental consultant to properly dispose all electronic waste generated on campus. Department electronic waste is collected separately, then stored, and later picked up by an authorized outside vendor.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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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:
16 Tons

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