Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 35.38
Liaison Rachael Rost-Allen
Submission Date June 17, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Johnson County Community College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kristy Howell
Sustainability Education and Engagement Coordinator
Center for Sustainability
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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?:

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Everything that can be recycled is recycled such as the solvents used in the Print and Auto Shops (and used oil) or the silver from the photo and dental labs.

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

All have a hazardous waste determination made IAW KDHE regulations. All HW and SW are disposed of through the Kansas state contracted Hazardous waste disposal company in compliance with KDHE regulations.

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

No significant events have occurred within the past three years.

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

JCCC's Science department attempts to only prepare as much of a chemical as required for each use to reduce or eliminate any waste. The department also retains leftover chemicals for use in later semesters (as allowed by each chemical's properties, i.e. oxidization, etc.). The Science department does not have a formal inventory system to facilitate this process, but the chemicals are stored in prep rooms that are attached to the labs in which they will be used.

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):

We have 3 filing cabinets on campus that have been repurposed and decorated by students as e-waste collection bins. Students, staff, and faculty are free to deposit any e-waste items they have to be recycled.

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

We use Midwest Recycling Center to collect e-waste from JCCC's campus. They are R2 (Responsible Recycling) Nationally Certified by Perry Johnson Registrars; Level 4 Certified by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Facilities; Registered with the United States Environmental Protection Agency Certificates of Destruction and/or Proper Recycling Upon Request; Secure Hard Drive & Data Destruction Services; their Park Hills location is an R2 certified facility, and is the main processing facility for the entire company.

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