Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 42.23
Liaison Ken Foster
Submission Date July 15, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Concordia College - Moorhead
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Roger Olson
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?:

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

It is the duty of all who generate hazardous waste to ensure that all hazardous waste is handled in a manner that is safe, environmentally friendly and complies with all local, state and federal regulations. This is meant to include wastes that are not, by statute, hazardous but which, if carelessly discarded, could possibly cause harm to people and/or the environment. To avoid the possibility that a hazardous waste may be erroneously considered harmless, Concordia considers as hazardous waste any waste that has the property of ignitability, corrosivity, is toxic or reactive, or is infectious.

The College is licensed by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG) of hazardous Waste. Under this license the College manages wastes across a number of categories: Laboratory, Photographic, Parts Washer Solvent, Paint/Thinners, Paint Filters, Stripper Wastes, Acids/Bases, Wastes Containing Toxic Metal, Residue/Sludges and Ignitable Wastes. The departments across campus that produce these wastes are not only committed to proper disposal of waste, but to developing procedures and protocol that minimizes the generation of waste to begin with, as described in the college's Hazardous Waste Management Plan.

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

The College contracts with a hazardous waste disposal contractor licensed by the state of Minnesota for removal, transport and disposal of all the above waste.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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