Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Tracy Edwards
Submission Date June 12, 2016
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Frostburg State University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Lawrence Gingerich
Safety and Sustainability Coordinator
Physical Plant
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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:

Hazardous waste has been reduced over time as the faculty has actively reduced the numbers and amounts of hazardous chemicals used on site. Universal waste remains relatively constant in the amounts of used oil, fluorescent lamps, and lead acid batteries generated.


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

Hazardous waste is handled by a hazardous waste broker who picks up our materials and completes the manifests. We normally have relatively little material generated. Lead acid batteries are recycled by the vendor where new batteries are purchased as are the fluorescent lamps.


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:

I am not aware of any campus-wide chemical inventory system for the purpose of reusing chemicals.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

e-waste is collected at the Stangle facility and stored untill enough is present for JVC Electronics to pick up. Printer toner cartriges are also recycled throuh the Stangle facility.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

e-waste generated by FSU is collected at the Stangle building. JVC Electronics collects university generated e-waste.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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