Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.65
Liaison Jennifer Sanchez
Submission Date March 2, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

California State University, Bakersfield
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Paula Bray
Director of Facilities Operations
Facilities Management
"---" 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:

CSUB operates through the Cal Recycle System, which requires annual reports of disposal rates (per capita) for campus users. Each year, the numbers are compared to the designated acceptable rates to ensure waste reduction.


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

North State Environmental, a professional waste business service, disposes of this waste every 6 months. CSUB follows their protocols for proper disposal.


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

There have been no significant release incidents in the past three years.


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

Complete laboraory inventory is maintained by the staff of the NSME (Natural Sciences, Mathematics, and Engineering) stockroom.


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:

There is an e-waste recycling program at CSUB. Our Information Technology Services department removes all information from recycled materials before they are sent to Alianza Recycling and Recovery.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

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:
7.05 Tons

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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.