|Submission Date||Nov. 24, 2015|
Illinois Central College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management
Asst. Director of Facilities Services
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:
Reduction of hazardous waste has been accomplished through education of managers at a monthly managers meeting. The green purchasing part of our sustainability plan outlines methods and suggestions to reduce waste.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
The college uses reputable companies for disposal who meet or exceed EPA guidelines.
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:
Hazardous chemicals are labeled are stored in a chemical closet. Once the inventory has reached a certain point, custodial is called to remove the items and place in the hazardous waste shed. Interstate Chemical disposes of the waste.
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):
Recycling containers are placed throughout each campus to recycle cell phones and batteries. Employees, students and faculty can use these recycling bins. Advance Technology Recycling, who is R2 certified, then recycles these items. Every year, the college hosts a recycling drive sponsored by the city of Peoria.
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
The recycler we use, ATR, is R2 certified.
The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available: