Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Ruth Miller
Submission Date March 7, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Gettysburg College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired John Beauchamp
No Longer with the College
Facilities Services
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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:
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

All hazardous waste is collected and removed twice a year by a licensed transporter. It is treated/disposed of appropriately offsite.


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

There are none to report.


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

All chemicals are barcoded upon arrival, and information is stored in a central computer in the science center stockroom. Faculty have full access to the computer. Chemicals are reused rather than purchasing new chemicals wherever possible.


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?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):

Electronic waste is sorted according to EPA guidelines:
http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/ecycling/donate.htm


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

The electronic waste is separated and stored for pickup from licensed recycling company - the company disassembles the electronic waste in an environmentally sound fashion.

Students can donate their items to the United Way.


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

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