Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 67.33
Liaison James Biesecker
Submission Date Nov. 1, 2022

STARS v2.2

Gettysburg College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jim Biesecker
Associate Vice President of Facilities Planning & Management
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:

Please find our program descriptions at the following link:
https://www.gettysburg.edu/offices/environmental-health-safety/occupational-safety/


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 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

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


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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