Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 63.54
Liaison Meghan Wrenn
Submission Date Aug. 8, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Endicott College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Meghan Wrenn
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability
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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 have an EH&S manager, safety committee, and procedures to comply with all regulations. Regulated wastes include chemical waste and universal waste. Universal waste is picked up by an R2 certified recycling company that safely transports and recycles the materials. The EH&S Manager and Sustainability Coordinator undergo Hazardous Materials Training every year. An outside vendor manages all hazardous waste pickups and removal.


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

Triumvirate disposes of any hazardous, special, universal, or non-regulated chemical waste when necessary.


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

N/A


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

There is only one chemical stockroom on campus that is managed by the campus Lab Coordinator. The Lab Coordinator is the single point of contact for chemical purchasing and use, and is responsible for distributing chemicals across departments and professors.


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 campus-wide and stored at the physical plant building. When this storage is full, an R2-certified electronics recycling company picks it up. They refurbish and reuse what they can, and for things they can't, they take it apart and reuse the parts (and make sure to destroy all data beforehand). All parts are re-sold to local companies for use.


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:
2.62 Tons

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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