Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 40.37
Liaison Raafat Kabbara
Submission Date Nov. 15, 2022

STARS v2.2

Higher Colleges of Technology
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Raafat Kabbara
Assistant Manager - Facilities Management
General 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:

HCT developed procedures to establish and implement programs to train and orient personnel ( Who store, transport, or use hazardous chemicals) prior to starting
activities.
This program shall aim to reduce chemical waste as much as possible, and to include as a minimum Use of Safety Data Sheets (SDS) or profile sheets, Required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Storage, handling and decanting requirements, appropriate disposal requirements, actions to take to prevent accidental exposures or releases of hazardous materials, incompatible materials and segregation requirements, appropriate labelling of hazardous materials and hazardous waste,...Etc


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

HCT has a contract with Specialized vendor to collect, transfer and dispose the chemical waste as per Municipality regulations and as per materials safety data sheets.
The vendor has to provide HCT with disposal manifest as per local municipality legislations


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

No hazardous materials release accidents during last three years as per attached quarter reports of 2020, 2021 and 2022.
HCT carry out regular chemical release drills to measure preparedness level to such incidents


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

All chemical waste are disposed as per local municipality legislations by a licensed vendor


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:

All used electronics are offered for donation to charity authorities such as red crescent after a definite life cycle.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

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