|Submission Date||March 6, 2020|
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management
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Utilities Manager/ Sustainability Coordinator
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?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Goshen College currently collects all hazardous materials from all departments and provides pickup of hazardous wastes from staff and students via the Chemical Hygiene Officer.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Waste is disposed appropriately under the determination of the Chemical Hygiene Officer (Calvin Swartzendruber)
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Though it is not known as a “campus wide chemical reuse program” at Goshen College, but the institution does reuse and repurpose chemical just without the formal name or agenda that a big university needs. The chemistry, biology, and physics departments are the only ones that use chemical on campus and they are in contact and have a data base for inventory. If the biology department gets rid of a chemical that they don’t need the two other departments are notified and are able to take the chemical if they are in need of it.
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
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:
There is one collection site for institutional e-waste that is in a hallway close to one of the main computer labs. E-waste and recyclable electronics are picked up annual by Green Wave recycling based in Indianapolis.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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