|Submission Date||July 26, 2017|
Eastern Mennonite University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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Chemical Hygiene 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:
Measures taken to reduce the volume of hazardous waste generated include: focusing on reducing the volume of chemicals used and the hazardous nature of the chemicals. Where possible, non-hazardous chemicals are used for educational and research purposes.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Hazardous chemicals generated in the Science Center (Chemistry and Biology Departments) are collected in holding areas, from where they are moved to a central storage for pick up by a hazardous waste disposal company in compliance with EPA and VDEQ regulations. Universal wastes are managed, collected, and stored by Facilities Maintenance before removal by a waste disposal company. We are classified as a Very Small Quantity Generator and have the waste chemicals and universal waste removed annually.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
No incidents have occurred.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Chemicals in the Science Center are inventoried annually and this list is accessible to all instructors so that existing inventory can be used/reused.
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:
E-waste is gathered for disposal by the waste and recycling team and the university's Information Systems department.
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: