Overall Rating Platinum - expired
Overall Score 85.29
Liaison Tonie Miyamoto
Submission Date March 23, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Colorado State University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Carol Dollard
Energy Engineer
Facilities 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:

The Hazardous Materials Team on CSU campus provides training on hazardous waste management and regulate the proper handling and accumulation of all hazardous waste. The service provided is free of charge to all individuals who work at CSU and generate normal waste.


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

Trained professionals immediately respond to any reports of hazardous materials and responsibly dispose of such waste. If the generator of the waste does not have a container for disposal, the EHS will provide one free of charge.


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
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A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

A program offered by Environmental Health Services analyzes unwanted or donated lab chemicals for quality. If the chemical is reusable, it is placed in a recycling system, stored and regulated. If the chemical is requested at a later date, it is safely transported at no charge.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Both student generated and institution generated electronic waste is picked up from the original location and securely transported to the e-waste facility where it is evaluated and either reused or recycled. The facility is located on campus and the pick-up and transportation is free to students and staff.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

98% of electronics taken by Colorado State's e-waste program is either reused or recycled. No incineration is used in the recycling process. Transportation of electronic devices is secured by skilled and trained drivers.

There is also an electronics landfill waste ban: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/mip/mipnews_archives/landfill-electronics-ban.pdf


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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