Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.32
Liaison Debbie Namugayi
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Eastern Kentucky University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Bryan Makinen
Executive Director of Public Safety & Risk Management
Public Safety
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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:

EKU uses micro versus macro experimentation in chemical labs, control of chemical ordering to ensure elimination of redundancy, and tracks all hazardous waste.


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

EKU contracts with a certified hazardous and non-hazardous waste (for listed wastes) hauler(s) to remove and dispose of these materials.


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

None


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

The College of Arts and Sciences has a dedicated chemical stores manager who maintains an inventory system and distributes laboratory chemicals appropriately.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

Electronic waste is collected through a special collection process coordinated through EKU's Central Stores and is then collected and disposed of by a licensed E-waste hauler.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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