Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.38
Liaison Jeremy King
Submission Date Feb. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Denison University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeremy King
Campus Sustainability Coordinator
Office of the President
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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:

In recent years, Denison has worked with faculty and operational staff to incorporate ways of reducing chemical and hazardous material use on campus. From developing new lab techniques to utilizing technology advancements, Denison is committed to using fewer of these materials.


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

To the extent possible, all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste generated by the university and its students is collected and disposed of by certified contractors. This list of materials includes all waste generated by academic labs and by building operations and maintenance. Recently items such as aerosol cans, batteries, and used medical supplies have been included.


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

Not Applicable


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

The Biology and Chemistry departments often combine chemical orders and share inventories with between the two departments.


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:

All e-waste by the university is recycled by a company called Accurate IT. Any member of the campus community or the general public can drop off material in our collection areas for recycling.


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

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:
12.80 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Denison maintains an internal password protected website where most of this information resides. Public access web pages have limited information on this topic.

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