Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.05
Liaison Greg Lischke
Submission Date Nov. 20, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Ithaca College
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Marian Brown
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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 Office of Information Technology Services maintains a Technology Renewal Program in which all administrative staff and staff office, laboratory and student computer lab computers and networked printers are leased and updated every 3 years. The manufacturers of the specified renewal equipment (Dell, Apple, Hewlett Packard) take back the leased equipment and recycle the resultant e-waste responsibly.

For other electronic e-waste that is generated by offices or students that not covered under the Technology Renewal program, there are two options for responsible disposal. Working electronics can be sent to the Office Supplies Collection and Reuse Program (OSCAR) for free redistribution to other campus offices or to the free "Take It Or Leave It" collection room for student use. Non-functional or obsolete equipment may be sent to the campus warehouse to be added to the collection for contract e-waste disposal. The current contractor accepts all products and certifies that it meets all environmental standards for responsible recycling.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

Wayne French, Director of Center for Print Production and Warehouse Operations, has signed an agreement with Bruin Computer Trading and Recycling to haul away any excess electronic equipment that is not part of the ITS Technology Renewal lease program, including items like copiers, desktop printers – basically anything with a power cord. Bruin complies with all data security protocols (wiping hard drives) and industry standards for electronics recycling, ensuring that these materials stay out of landfills. And best of all, Bruin pays us for our used electronics, with the proceeds directed toward our campus recycling programs.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Student waste can be sent to the campus warehouse to be added to the collection of electronic waste handled by Bruin. (See above)


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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