|Submission Date||Feb. 26, 2019|
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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Director of the Integrated Program in Sustainability
Sustainability and Environmental Studies
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:
All hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste are properly disposed of according to all federal, state and local requirements and guidelines. Earlham College has established and maintains a recycling program per all applicable required standards for all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
The Chemical Hygiene Officer and the Office of Facilities monitors and oversees storage and disposal of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
The college has not had any reportable or significant hazardous material release within the previous last three years. The college follows all state and federal guidelines for handling hazardous waste.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Chemicals are only ordered in the quantities that are needed or will be used within a reasonable timeline. Reuse and redistribution are employed when applicable.
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:
Information Technology Services repurposes institution owned machines whenever possible and recycles them at the end of their life.
The Student Sustainability Corps facilitates the collection of electronic waste on campus and transports it to a local monthly collection. This collection works with Asset Recovery & Recycling out of Indianapolis to recycle the e-waste.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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