Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 61.30
Liaison Scott Morgan
Submission Date Aug. 30, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Evergreen State College, The
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Sam Alfieri
Sustainability Analyst
Office of 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:

Evergreen preferentially selects products for purchase to avoid hazardous wastes, some science labs use micro scale labs, other products require treatment by the generator under state contracts.


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

Universal waste is recycled through the vendor on the state contract. Hazardous waste is lab packed and disposed of at a regulated TSDF.


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

There have been none.


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

Centralized lab stores allows chemicals to be used by multiple labs.


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:

Institutional electronics are surplused through the state system, or donated, where applicable. Non-functional electronics are disposed through the state's E-Cycle program.

Washington state's FREE, convenient and environmentally responsible electronics recycling program has been operational since January 1, 2009. Products accepted at E-Cycle Washington drop-off sites are: computers, monitors, laptops, tablet computers, televisions and e-readers. Goodwill acts as a collection agent for the state. They collect cast off electronics and other usable materials every spring when students move out and sort for usability or recycling.


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