Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 72.81
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Colorado College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Denise Sheridan
Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

No coal ash on campus. Waste is disposed of through channels that are vetted through EHS for disposal technique and sustainability. Monitoring of chemical levels and consolidation of waste streams from all departments on campus, leads to lesser accumulation points and fewer materials.


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

All waste streams are analyzed for content, profiled and disposaed of in mannerisms conducive to their chemical make-up. Since a variety of different streams are in play at any given time the disposal is what best coincides with he chemical being treated.


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

There have been no significant incidents within the previous three years.


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

Rehoming is always a consideration and, unless an expired chameical, will be used in other places of possible.


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:

E-waste recycling is handled through a partnership between the Office of Sustainability and ITS. The IT department organizes a monthly pick-up of electronic materials such as hard drives, floppy disks, laptops, keyboards, monitors, microwaves, scanners, cameras, cell phones, circuit boards, etc. Collection buckets for batteries and small electronics are located in the library, the student center, and the facilities office. The Office of Sustainability Waste Student Intern reviews materials and ensures they are able to be recycled. They also educate the general public on e-waste


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