|Submission Date||Nov. 16, 2011|
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Director of Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health and Safety
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Drew University manages some of its applicable hazardous waste as universal waste. This allows for longer storage times and the reduced burden of regulations on wastes such as spent fluorescent tubes, batteries and mercury containing equipment, and waste consumer electronics or E-waste.
Drew University is a small quantity handler of universal waste and as such must:
1. Store universal waste in containers or packages that are structurally sound and adequate to prevent breakage;
2. Select containers compatible with the universal waste;
3. Ensure containers are closed except when adding or removing waste;
4. Label containers with the words “Universal Waste” and other descriptive words such as “Universal waste – lamps,” “Universal Waste – batteries,” or “Universal Waste – mercury containing devices;” or “Universal Waste – electronic devices” and
5. Store waste for no more than 1 year from the date waste was first placed in the container.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
There are several groups involved in the collection of these materials including the Media Resource Center, Telecom Dept. and Facilities. Currently the Media Resource Center collects laptops and other computers from students and staff. These laptops are reclaimed and/or reused. Facilities also collects materials disposed of by residents including many television sets.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
Unfortunately, Drew university does not currently have an official program for student-generated E-waste. Most often student generated E-waste is handled by Facilities. However, since there is no program there is no way to ensure that all E-waste is taken care of properly.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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