Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.49
Liaison Amy Elvidge
Submission Date March 30, 2018
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Emerson College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Joseph Knoll
Director of Building Operations
Facilities
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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:

We are under contract with Triumvirate Environmental to monitor and dispose of any hazardous waste on campus.
Triumvirate does monthly inspections of Emerson's universal waste areas and Facilities staff have been trained to store and label universal waste for pick up.
https://www.triumvirate.com/hazardous-waste-management


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

Triumvirate does monthly inspections of Emerson's universal waste areas and Facilities staff have been trained to store and label universal waste for pick up.
Triumvirate tracks and documents the disposal of our hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste.
Triumvirate's hazardous waste professionals are specially trained and equipped to manage RCRA F, K, P, and U List wastes in a specific market, allowing them to provide a level of expertise and service unmatched in the environmental services industry.

From Triumvirate: "Triumvirate Environmental Inc. disposes of hazardous, non-hazardous, and universal waste on behalf of Emerson College. Depending on the hazards of the waste, this is how we determine the method of disposal. Triumvirate’s disposal services include recycling, incineration, landfill, fuel blending, and waste water treatment. Most universal and non-hazardous waste gets recycled or landfilled. Other hazardous wastes get recycled, incinerated, or go for fuel blending."


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:

None


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 year round at our IT Help Desk, during biannual student move out drives, during biannual staff/faculty clean out your office days, and by facilities work-order request.

Electronic waste collection advertisement is detailed on student and staff orientation pamphlets, in sustainability informational documents, and in person at the IT office.

All electronic waste is required to be recycled by IT, Media Services, and facilities.

Our Waste Hauler, Waste Management, collects our electronic waste by request for recycling and usable electronics are donated four times a year to Goodwill and the Salvation Army.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

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:
5.14 Tons

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

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