Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.24
Liaison Lindsey Lyons
Submission Date April 30, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Dickinson College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Tyce Herrman
Projects Coordinator
Center for Sustainability Education
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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:

A. Identifying the source of all waste streams and assigning a responsible person to manage each waste stream.
B. Evaluating all waste streams to determine their proper characterization
C. Establishing waste management procedures for each waste stream, and
D. Developing waste minimization strategies, thereby saving matter and energy.

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

The Department of Environmental Health & Safety is responsible for ensuring that all hazardous and universal wastes and waste oil are managed in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations. Additionally, the Department provides technical assistance and guidance to the College community on proper handling, storage, and disposal of these wastes.


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


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

We use the following software: CISPRO by ChemSW

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution?:

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):

All computers that are no longer operable are sent to a local business, The Computer Barn, for recycling purposes.


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

The Library & Information Services Department manages the disposal of scrap electronics for the College through a contact with a local outside vendor. Scrap electronics includes CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, televisions, telephones, or other electronic devices that contain a circuit board. These items are not specifically required to be managed as regulated waste; however, due to the lead content of printed circuitry, and the potential for other hazardous materials in electronics devices, scrap electronics must not be disposed in the municipal waste stream.

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

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