|Submission Date||June 12, 2014|
Hibbing Community College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management
Dean of Academics and Student Affairs
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:
Three people (2 safety coordinator and chemistry instructor) have been assigned to follow state and federal disposal regulations.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Hire State of MN certified hazardous waste disposal contractors.
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:
Chemistry conducts annual inventory checks of all hazardous chemicals. MSDS sheets are found in all college science labs.
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):
HCC works with the county waste department to properly dispose of 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:
Monthly safety meetings are held to ensure proper disposal and safety of employees.
The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available: