|Submission Date||March 1, 2018|
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Director of Sustainability
Physical Plant / Facilities
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:
We use inventory managment system to ensure we are not purchasing excess quantities of CFLs, solvents, oils or chemicals.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Universal waste is collected and transported according to DOT and EPA standards by custodians and electricians. There are designated and labelled areas in all buildings where is is collected before it is transported to the Recycling Center, where it is held in a designated area, responsibly packaged and labelled, and eventually picked up by Veolia Environmental, with whom we are contracted.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
One employee with EHS qualifications acts as the chemicals manager for chemistry, physics, engineering and biology. He keeps extensive Excel databases of all chemicals in stock, does all the ordering and processing, and maintains the labs. He also manages the solvents inventory used in the machine shop and power plant.
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:
E-waste is picked up by the Recycling Crew andcustodians and kept in a designated area at the Recycling Center, where ITS inspects it for possible repair, reuse or donation. If none of the above, it is collected for pick up by a local and sustainably operated, green certified electronics recycling company.
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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