Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.79
Liaison Lindsey Kayman
Submission Date March 4, 2021

STARS v2.2

City University of New York, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Lindsey Kayman
Environmental Health and Safety Director
Public Safety and Risk 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?:
Yes

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

Environmental Health and Safety offers resources and support to educate and guide the campus community to safely handle and dispose of all regulated and non-regulated wastes. Fluorescent bulbs are being replaced by LED. Experiments in the teaching labs are evaluated to determine if they can be done in a way to reduce use of toxics and reduce the amount of waste generated.


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

A comprehensive hazardous waste disposal program is administered by our Environmental Health and Safety department. Hazardous and universal wastes are collected and maintained according to the requirements for Small Quantity Generators, and disposed of through Triumvirate Environmental.


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

No reportable releases have occurred.


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

We use Bioraft for chemical inventory and redistribution.


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?:
No

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 recycling of e-Waste complies with NY state recycling guidelines and is done in coordination with the EHS and the University Property Control Office. All recycled items are palletized and shipped to a local NYS approved recycler for proper processing and destruction.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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