Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.30
Liaison Laura Hamstra
Submission Date Feb. 9, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Durham College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Suzanne Chasse
Manager, Facilities Services
Facilities Services
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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:

Our auto-shop recycles all waste fluids which ensures oils, coolants, fuels, etc. are not put into the waste stream. Our contracted housekeeping company uses automated chemical dispensing units to reduce chemical usage and also attempts to use green chemicals where possible. Our Medical facilities utilize the Stericycle program for spent needles, etc.


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

Detox are contracted to dispose of the waste in an environmentally friendly way.


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

no incidences have been reported over the past three years.


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

Suzanne Chasse - Facilities Manager, Durham College
Ed Courville - UOIT
All hazardous waste is coordinated through Suzanne (College) and Ed (University)
Ministry of environment to dispose of hazardous waste
hazardous waste hauler (Detox)


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

E-waste and end-of-life assets such as computers, monitors, cell phones, old electronics and media are collected and safely stored until ready for sustainable disposal through our e-waste program that was developed by the Sustainability Office, IT and Finance departments. We have also implemented a campus-wide battery recycling program, through Raw Materials Co.


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

All e-waste is collected in facilities management, assessed and stored safely and privately where the waste is sorted and then placed onto skids for pickup on an as needed basis. Companies have included CMI, OEM and Geep Batteries are stored safely in a sealed drum.


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

waste manifest documents are available for proof of Hazardous waste removal

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