Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.32
Liaison Robert Monico
Submission Date Aug. 23, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Fleming College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andrew Lloyd
Project coordinator
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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?:

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Physical Resources department recently completed a full campus-wide audit of all hazardous materials in all departments as part of the Ministry of Labour WHIMIS transition that was to be completed by the end of 2018. All hazardous materials were discarded and any expired or extra was also discarded in order to minimize hazardous materials on site.

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

Hazardous Material Pickups

Hazardous Waste Pickups are scheduled on a 90-day rotation at both Frost Campus and Sutherland Campus.

Hazardous Waste Pickups 2019

March 4, 2019
June 3, 2019
September 9, 2019
December 2, 2019
Email communication is sent to employees included on the Hazardous Waste Distribution lists 1 month prior to each pickup date to ensure sufficient time is given to prepare.

Please Note: Contact safety@flemingcollege.ca if you have hazardous waste, but have not been added to the hazardous waste distribution list.

A completed Hazardous Waste Disposal Inventory must be submitted to safety@flemingcollege.ca 10 days prior to the pickup date to ensure your waste will be included on the pickup day.

Please take all inventoried waste to the Hazardous Materials Room (located on the loading dock in shipping and receiving) once the following steps have been completed:

Hazardous Waste Disposal Inventory has been completed and sent to safety@flemingcollege.ca

Safety has confirmed the inventory is complete and the items are able to be moved to the Hazardous Materials Room

Once the Hazardous Waste Disposal Inventory has been received a communication distribution will follow with all pertinent information in regards to when and where items will need to be taken for the scheduled Hazardous Waste Pickup.

HE, RDB, LAW/ARB – no need to transfer as material will be picked up at these buildings on the scheduled Hazardous Waste Pickup date.

Additional Information
Please note, waste collection containers must be clearly labeled with the type of waste accumulated in the container, e.g., “halogenated solvent, hydrochloric acid”, and sealed.

Inadequate improperly sealed or generic labeled containers (e.g. “waste chemicals” or “Hazmat”) WILL NOT be accepted.

Please direct any inquires to the Operations Officer – Health & Safety – via email, safety@flemingcollege.ca.

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


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


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:

Fleming's IT department fills out an Asset Disposal Form that is sent to purchasing for approval. Once approved E Cycle is contacted for pick up.

Recycled waste includes anything with a circuit board (ie printer/ computer/ UPS/ microwaves).

A certificate is provided by electronic waste recyclers to confirm recycling done properly and safely.

In 2018, Fleming has enhanced its diversion programs by introducing Staff and Student battery recycling program with RMC Recyclers.

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:
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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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