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Liaison Monika Kamboures
Submission Date May 4, 2011
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California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

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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 all 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:

To properly dispose of Universal Hazardous Waste and other Hazardous Wastes:

Prepare a properly labeled container, which is compatible and non-leaking for the collection of the waste by:

Complete a Hazardous Waste Tracking Form (EH&S F-366-07), available from Environmental Health & Safety (Extension 4697), for each container. Make sure the following critical information is completed on the form: Hazardous Material Name, Quantity, California Waste Code, Waste Classification, Safety Handling Precautions and Initial Accumulation Date. The "Universal Waste Table" below contains the Hazardous Material Name, California Waste Code, Waste Classification and Safety Handling Precautions for the Common Names of Universal Hazardous Waste.

Temporarily tape the completed form on the container before adding waste. Instead of taping the entire form to the container, you can remove the last page of the Hazardous Waste Tracking Form, which is the label for the container and tape the label to the container before adding any waste.

Place the Hazardous Waste into the labeled container.

Liquid mercury or mercury containing paint shall be placed in an airtight container.

Universal Waste thermostats, switches, thermometers, gauges, counter weights, dampers, dilators and weight tubing shall be placed in sealed plastic bags and then placed into airtight containers.

Intact Cathode Ray Tube Monitors can be stacked in 3 to 4 layers on a pallet and shrink wrapped. Monitors should not be stacked face down.

Incompatible Wastes shall be kept segregated and managed appropriately in separate containers.

Make sure the lid is closed on the container when you are not adding waste.

Handle all waste in a manner that minimizes breakage, prevents fire, explosion, and the unauthorized release of any Universal Waste or component of a Universal Waste to the environment.

Immediately clean up and place in a labeled container, as specified above, any waste that is broken or spilled.

When the container is either full or 90 days after the initial accumulation date, call the Environmental Health & Safety Department at Extension 4697 and make arrangements to have the waste picked up or transported to the Hazardous Materials Facility within 3 days.

http://www.csupomona.edu/~ehs/UniversalWaste.htm


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

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is partnering with eWaste Center Inc. to provide a convenient E-Waste recycling solution for the campus and local communities, including businesses. The program is managed by the Environmental Health & Safety Department in cooperation with Facilities Management, as part of the University's overall recycling program.

Hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic items are replaced in California every year. This “E-Waste” contains valuable materials and can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. When you “e-recycle”, you’re helping to protect our environment and create new jobs in California. As of February 8, 2005 it is against the law for households or businesses to dispose of these materials in the regular trash.


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

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is partnering with eWaste Center Inc. to provide a convenient E-Waste recycling solution for the campus and local communities, including businesses. The program is managed by the Environmental Health & Safety Department in cooperation with Facilities Management, as part of the University's overall recycling program.

Hundreds of thousands of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic items are replaced in California every year. This “E-Waste” contains valuable materials and can be hazardous if not disposed of properly. When you “e-recycle”, you’re helping to protect our environment and create new jobs in California. As of February 8, 2005 it is against the law for households or businesses to dispose of these materials in the regular trash.


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

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