Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.80
Liaison Pamela Dumm
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Jefferson Community and Technical College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Schiller
Operations
Maintenance
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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:

Jefferson safely disposes all hazardous, special, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seeks to minimize the presence of these materials on campus.
Jefferson participates in the KCTCS hazardous waste program. In addition, beginning February 2013, Jefferson will offer a required Hazardous Materials training to minimize the presence of these chemicals and to safely dispose of them.
Jefferson also has a contract with a company through KCTCS that picks up light bulbs, ballasts, batteries, waste oils, antifreeze, and syringes. Chemistry labs have also converted to a “Micro- Quantity” system for lab experiments.


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

Jefferson contracts with Stericycle Inc. to pick up lab dissection specimens and the sharps that are generated in several campus labs.

Veolia, Inc. is contracted through KCTCS to pick up other waste, consisting primarily of fluorescent lamps, ballasts and batteries. Various labs are reporting directly to KCTCS their inventories of surplus/obsolete/contaminated chemicals.


The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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