Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 50.13
Liaison Ronnie Dorsnie
Submission Date April 25, 2023

STARS v2.2

John Abbott College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Catherine Scheer
Manager - FMS
Facilities Management Services
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:
Labs and departments are working hard to find new and less toxic processes to achieve the same results.

A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
These waste streams are disposed of as follows:

• Sharps disposal and anatomical waste - Stericycle
• Chemicals and other similar materials – various vendors
• Batteries – MultiRecycle (as needed)
• e-waste - MultiRecycle (as needed)
• Paint and similar – Home Depot (hardware store) etc. having paint recycling programs.

A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
There have been no hazardous materials release incidents in the previous three years.

A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Individual Science departments maintain inventories of chemicals stored in their lab facilities.
Our Health & Safety team is implementing a chemical inventory system to allow the College to monitor inventories in real time.

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:
In regards to older computers, the first question asked is if the PC or monitor can be used by a department or staff member. If the answer is yes, then this unit may be cascaded to a staff member that either needs a computer or needs their computer updated. It may also be donated to the Financial Aid department to be donated to a needy student. If the computer is not usable for whatever reason, then it may be disassembled to remove useful components. The unusable components are then put aside to recycle. An electronics recycler is used at this time by John Abbott COLLEGE called MultiRecycle. They pick up John Abbott’s older unusable computers and components.

Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:

Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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