Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison David Petree
Submission Date Dec. 8, 2015
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STARS v2.0

Guilford College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired David Petree
Director of Environmental Sustainability
Operations
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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:

All hazardous waste is collected in appropriate vessels and stored in a locked space. When appropriate, A&D Environmental Services is called to collect waste. The college maintains manifest records on all collected waste.


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

Guilford College works with A&D Environmental to remove hazardous waste on as a needed basis and also follow EPA guidelines


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:

N/A


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):

All electronic waste is collected and stored in containers at facilities until such time that Synergy Waste is called to collect the E-Waste. The college maintains manifest records on all electronic waste.


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

"Synergy is committed to the highest level of excellence in all aspects of our operations. To demonstrate that commitment, we have been audited and certified under several national and international standards, including some that apply to any organization and some that apply specifically to the electronics recycling industry. Synergy Recycling, located at Madison, North Carolina, has achieved the highest and most respected certifications available in the marketplace including R2/RIOS, and ISO 14001. These certifications illustrate our commitment to proper stewardship of the environment, commitment to excellent quality in products and services, and concern for our employees’ health and safety while on the job."


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

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