Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 53.17
Liaison Jeane Pope
Submission Date March 4, 2014
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DePauw University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Anthony Baratta
Assistant Director for Sustainability
Academic Affairs
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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:

DePauw has gone to a campus-wide chemical inventory system, which limits the amount purchased (and likewise the amount disposed of). Our chemical waste is at a minimum through this process. Universal and non-regulated wastes are minimized simply by good management practices. We recycle a large amount of material (boxes, etc.), which also reduces our overall campus waste.

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

All hazardous waste is consolidated and handled through the Chemistry Department. Waste is bulked and handled as per EPA rules and guidelines. Universal waste is handled through physical plant. Fluorescent bulbs, batteries, rags, etc. are all collected and disposed of through a contracted vendor. We are a CESQG, a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator. This means that we make less than 200 pounds of hazardous waste per month. CESOG is the lowest hazardous waste status.

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

Data was obtained from Professor and laboratory manager Dave Roberts of the Chemistry Department.

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