|Submission Date||Nov. 9, 2012|
Eastern Connecticut State University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Environment Health and Safety Officer
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:
ECSU in constantly trying to come up with ways to reduce the hazardous and universal waste that is generated on campus. Some examples of how waste is reduced are by;
Photographic Fixer waste. Instead of disposing of the fixer waste as hazardous waste, due to the silver content, this waste goes through a silver recovery system in which the silver is trapped in a filter and the effluent, which is tested, is disposed of via the sink. The silver cartridge is than sent to a silver recovery plant for re-use.
Aerosol Cans. Instead of disposing of aerosol cans as hazardous waste, the cans are all collected and go through an aerosol puncturing kit. These cans are punctured, residual material is collected for proper disposal, and the remaining empty aerosol can is sent out as recyclable scrap metal
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
The Hazardous and Universal waste programs are managed by the Environmental Health and Safety Coordinator. ECSU is a small quantity generator of hazardous waste and complies with all of the applicable state and federal regulations. The hazardous waste is stored in a specially designed room and is removed from the campus every 180 days.
ECSU is a Small Quantity Handler for Universal waste and complies with all state and federal regulations. Once a waste is determined to be Universal waste it is moved to a storage area on campus and is removed from campus by licensed contractor within the allotted time, 1 year.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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