Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.59
Liaison Victor Udo
Submission Date Sept. 23, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Bucknell University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" 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:

As part of our Hazardous waste program, we have established procedures for waste minimization. Additionally every 5 years we report a source reduction strategy to the PA Dept. of Environmental Protection.


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

We have implemented a comprehensive waste program that instructs and manages all waste generated across the University. This includes identification, collection and segregation of all waste generated. Waste is collected from locations throughout campus, relocated to a central storage area and then prepared for shipment every 90 days.


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

none to report


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

The University uses CEMS (Chemical Environmental Management system) that all chemicals are rec'd into inventory, barcoded with specific data in regards to location, user and hazards. When the chemical is consumed it is removed from inventory.


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:

Collection of electronics is managed by Environmental Health and Safety, electronics are sent to Minersville, PA UNICOR for 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:
4.84 Tons

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