|Submission Date||July 27, 2018|
California State University, Dominguez Hills
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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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?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Procurement tags all campus assets with a barcode, and have a tag in/tag out procedure for registering any electronics that are purchased on campus. This prevents users from disposing electronics irresponsibly, as all assets that are to be disposed must be processed through Procurement which can then send waste materials to an approved recycler.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Approved commercial recycler (Recycle International) handles all campus electronic waste as well as CD's/DVD's for recycling.
Another approved commercial recycler (North Star) handles all battery recycling and chemical recycling collected on campus. There are battery recycling bins at several offices and main campus buildings (front offices) available for staff to utilize. The Office of Sustainability also advertises free battery collection buckets to any offices that request them. All staff are directed us put used batteries into the collection bucket and call the Recycling Coordinator for pick-up. From there, its transferred to EHOS for recycling. EHOS also works with all staff to do pick-ups of any chemical or other hazardous material.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
No significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
N/a- chemicals are turned into EHOS for responsible disposal, but they are not offered up to other laboratories.
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
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:
All electronic waste collected by the campus is sent to Recycle International (32331 Durfee Ave, El Monte CA) for refurbishment and/or responsible recycling. Staff and students are directed to contact Procurement to arrange pick-up of waste electronic materials for campus assets.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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