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|Submission Date||May 15, 2012|
Georgia Institute of Technology
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
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Office of Environmental Stewardship
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
As a public university within the University System of Georgia, Georgia Tech complies with the state recycling programs.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
Electronics represent a special disposal concern to the state for two reasons: some components are classified as hazardous and the equipment of others may contain sensitive or security-related information. Surplus Property has a contract to pick up any accumulation of electronics from any state agency and dispose of it through complete de-manufacturing (shredding). See the Surplus Property Manual, Chapter 15, for details.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
Students are encouraged to recycle their electronic waste at EarthDay, when on campus ewaste recycling is conducted.
During the rest of the year, information on local ewaste recycling programs is availble to direct students to locations for ewaste recycling.
Battery recycling is available year round on campus.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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