Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.50
Liaison Kathleen Crawford
Submission Date July 28, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Florida Gulf Coast University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kathleen Crawford
Sustainability Coordinator
Environmental Health & Safety
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, 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, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety works with any potential generators of hazardous waste and works to minimize the amount of waste generated. Each department of Florida Gulf Coast University is responsible for reasonable and appropriate actions to minimize the amount of hazardous waste generated by their operations, teaching, and research. Waste minimization techniques shall include, but are not limited to: Eliminating the waste generating process, Substituting a non-hazardous or less hazardous material, Purchase small quantities/only purchase what is needed, Use less material - reduce the scale of procedures or process, partnering with other labs or stockrooms to share supply, Reuse and recycle materials where practical, and not purchasing large quantities of materials because they are less expensive per unit volume.

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

Florida Gulf Coast University strives to remain a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG), and has been successful in not needing a disposal of any hazardous waste in 2010. This is done by diligent and vigilant oversight by Environmental Health and Safety, and by purifying chemicals such as alcohols, formalin, and xylenes for reuse in classrooms and laboratories.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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