Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Greg Maybury
Submission Date May 2, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Hope College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Greg Maybury
Director of Operations, Chief Sustainability Officer
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:

Hope attempts to reduce hazardous waste as much as possible in all areas. This includes replacing light bulbs containing high levels of mercury, inspecting water lines for lead, and surveying all buildings for potential hazardous and non-regulated chemical waste and initiating actions plans for its reduction or disposal.

lesser mercury bulbs, ballasts no pcbs, water supply lines and drinking fountains inspected for lead, asbestos removed when possible, survey buildings/cottages for asbestos and lead, degreaser less hazardous -


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

Hope contracts outside companies who specialize in hazardous waste removal to safely dispose of all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste.


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

N/A


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

Markus Wunder, Chemistry Department Lab Director, keeps an inventory of all laboratory chemicals. Using this inventory, Hope maximizes the amount of laboratory chemicals we are able to reuse or share.


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):

The computing and information technology department coordinates all electronic waste recycling for Hope's campus. There are locations throughout campus for faculty, staff, and students to drop-off used toner cartridges and batteries. All large electronic waste is removed by CIT and taken to the appropriate recycle location.


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

Hope's electronic waste recycling program has been in place for over 15 years. All e-waste from campus is sent to either a recycler or re-user, depending on the condition of the equipment.


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

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