Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 36.50
Liaison Katy Everett
Submission Date Oct. 26, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Eureka College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Katy Everett
Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies
Science and Mathematics
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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:

Lab equipment, chemicals, oil and potentially hazardous materials are encouraged to be ordered only in the amounts necessary rather than in excess.


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

Eureka College disposes of hazardous waste the company Safety Kleen for all hazardous waste. This company is an environmentally friendly waste removal service company.

Rather than us remove our waste, Saftey Kleen picks it up and takes it to one of their designated locations. Their services include all hazardous wastes, landfill disposal, incineration options, and oil refinement.


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:

Our campus is very small. The Chemistry and Biology professors meet weekly and share all lab chemicals, with one professor in charge of inventory and waste.


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?:
No

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:

Eureka College disposes of electronic waste through the company Safety Kleen. This company is an environmentally friendly waste removal service company.


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