Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Cheri Chastain
Submission Date Nov. 19, 2013
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California State University, Chico
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Dale Wymore
Director
Business Servicer
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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 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:

Unwanted but usable electronic items are not considered electronic wastes. These items are offered for reuse on campus, or donated to local non-profit organizations for reuse in our local community.

All electronic items that are broken or unwanted are managed as electronic wastes. Electronic wastes are shipped to Computers For Classrooms (CFC), a local, state authorized, non-profit, electronic waste collector and refurbisher. CSU Chico follows all applicable state and local regulations regarding worker safety and waste management.

Management practices for electronic wastes on campus are similar to chemical waste – individual departments that generate electronic wastes contact the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) department to request removal of the waste. EHS moves the waste to a central accumulation point and handles the waste shipment, documentation, and record keeping.


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

Management practices for electronic wastes on campus are similar to chemical waste – individual departments that generate electronic wastes contact the Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) department to request removal of the waste. EHS moves the waste to a central accumulation point and handles the waste shipment, documentation, and record keeping.


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

Electronic wastes generated by students living on campus in dorms or other campus housing facilities are turned over to University Housing and Food Service (UHFS) staff. UHFS staff contacts Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) to request a waste pickup.
For electronic wastes (and all other regulated wastes) generated by students living off campus in private residences, EHS cannot legally collect those materials. However, EHS does inform the campus community about household recycling and hazardous waste drop off facilities in the local community.


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

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