Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 55.57
Liaison Lacey Raak
Submission Date May 20, 2019
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STARS v2.1

California State University, Monterey Bay
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Anya Spear
Campus Planner
Campus Planning and Development
"---" 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?:

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

As part of building demolition and laboratory management, there is a hazardous waste service that assesses what can be reused or reduced through segregation and treatment.

However, older buildings associated with the former use of the campus do have hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead based paint and PCBs.

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

There is a contract with PC Environmental and Stericycle for hazardous waste removal but all demolitions are put out to bid with strict scopes of work dictating a 90% recycling of non-hazardous waste and waste reduction requirements for hazardous waste.

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

No significant reportable releases in the last three years.

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

CHIMERA (UNLV hosted) chemical database is used by the SEP area to inventory, barcode, move to waste and track chemicals.

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:

Stateside generated e-waste is collected and sold to Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
GreenWaste recovery accepts x e-waste in the curbside recycling pick up. It is also collected at Move Out with reusable items.
E-waste is collected in multiple offices and our Student Center where the student small e-waste drop off is. Our waste hauler GreenWaste Recovery Inc. also accepts small e-waste in the mixed recycling bins, but larger items are not accepted in the bin. The larger items are collected separately through another arranged pick-up, but students can not request it themselves. These efforts are done during Move Out where students are encouraged to place these items on the curve one day during Move Out for collection. This type of collection has been happening since 2010.

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:
3.97 Tons

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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