Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Submission Date May 1, 2015
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California State University, Channel Islands
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Wes Cooper
Senior Director of Facilities Services
Operation
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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:

Hazardous waste source reduction at California State University Channel Islands (CI) is characterized by a small number of highly effective programs and procedures, appropriate for our small campus; examples follow. The Art program performs waste segregation of ceramic glaze waste from the overall clay/water/ceramics studio waste stream; this results in a dramatic reduction in hazardous waste volume. The Art program also utilizes product substitution for glazes and sandblasting to minimize waste. Art also directs all oil based paint waste to the campus solvent recycling for energy program. The campus maintenance shop for painting has nearly eliminated the generation of hazardous waste from both oil based paint wastes through solvent recycling, and water based paint waste through drying, analytical testing, and disposed as low volume non-hazardous solid waste. The Science programs have generally moved toward micro scale procedures for teaching labs. The sciences are continually evaluating options for lower hazard, lower volume or no hazard procedures for teaching; e.g., biology has moved away from toxic to non toxic tissue fixatives. Biology and chemistry also have an informal materials exchange wherein surplus chemicals are donated rather than disposed and small quantities of unusual or one time use materials are borrowed to prevent unnecessary purchases.


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

California State University Channel Islands (CI) has a formal well established program for hazardous waste management. It is summarized on the campus website at the URL provided. All hazardous waste generators are trained as necessary for the types of wastes generated. The program includes proper procedures for waste minimization, emergency response, waste identification, labeling, storage and disposal. The University is a RCRA Large Quantity Generator and we dispose of waste at a maximum interval of 90 days via a licensed hazardous waste disposal contractor(s). The University controls hazardous waste management through training, internal audits, and strict control of all waste determinations and the manifesting process. Universal wastes are handled by trained staff. If, for some reason, a Universal waste is not recyclable it is managed as hazardous waste. Non-regulated chemical wastes are evaluated and safe handling and disposal procedures are determined on a case by case basis.


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

There have been to release incidents of any significant hazardous materials in CSU Channel Islands.


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

The Science programs at California State University Channel Islands (CI) have moved towards micro-scale procedures for teaching labs and continually evaluate options for lower hazard, lower volume or no hazard procedures for teaching. Biology has transitioned from toxic to non-toxic tissue fixatives. Chemistry and Biology have an informal material exchange. Surplus chemicals are donated rather than disposed and small quantities of unusual or one time use materials are borrowed to prevent unnecessary purchases.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Possible Ways of E-Waste Disposal by the Property Coordinator
1. ECS Refining - recycle computer and electronic component.
2. Academic IT – may recycle electronic parts for spare that can be used by the campus.
3. Public Surplus auction website – www.publicsurplus.com
4. Dell Corporation
5. Apple Incorporated
6. Vendor Trade-In Program- Dell Corp., CISCO Corp., Apple Corp., Sehi
7. Donate/Transfer – equipment to other CSU campus, State Agency or Non-Profit Organization
8. Ken Porter Auctions – www.kenporterauctions.com.


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

At California Channel Islands (CI), workers are required to use gloves and goggles when handling e-waste.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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