Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.85
Liaison Vic Shelburne
Submission Date Nov. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Clemson University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 June Brock-Carroll, LVT, CHMP
Hazardous Materials Manager
The Office of Research Safety
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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:

Clemson University’s Office of Research Safety Hazardous Materials Program manages and/or oversees the management and disposal of all RCRA regulated hazardous wastes, Industrial (Special) Wastes, Universal Wastes and Non-RCRA regulated chemical wastes for all CU facilities statewide. A waste minimization plan is in place to minimize the amount of hazardous waste. This plan relies heavily on substitution and volume. First, we look at whether a non-hazardous material can be used. If not, we look at whether a less toxic material can be used and finally, we look at ways to reduce the volume of the hazardous waste being produced.


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

The Hazardous Materials Program within the Office of Research Safety at Clemson University manages the Hazardous Waste Disposal Contract for all hazardous, non-hazardous chemical and some industrial wastes. We also oversee the disposal of Industrial (Special) wastes under a separate remediation contract. We also oversee the Universal Waste recycling program and contract which is managed by Clemson University Facilities Recycling Center.


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

None


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

Clemson University does not have an inventory system to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of chemicals. The majority of hazardous and chemical wastes generated are from research. Most researchers are hesitant to use open containers of laboratory chemicals from sources that can not be shown to be pure or contaminate free. When new, unopened chemicals are presented as hazardous waste, we look for others at the university that may use them.


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?:
Yes

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:

Kite Hill Recycling Center is available to employees, students and the public. Electronic waste including batteries, cell phones, computers and laptops can be recycled at Kite Hill Recycling Center. This type of waste required a scheduled drop-off Tuesday or Thursdays and the Recycling Manger needs to be called ahead of time.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

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