Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.97
Liaison Kristy Howell
Submission Date July 28, 2017
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STARS v2.1

Johnson County Community College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kristy Wittman 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?:
Yes

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 in accordance with KDHE regulations. All hazardous waste materials 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:

N/A


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 electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

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:

We have 15 dropoff locations for campus-generated e-waste and and 10 locations for the campus community to bring specific items from home. JCCC works with an EPA certified third-party recycler to handle e-waste appropriately.
http://www.jccc.edu/sustainability/campus-initiatives/recycling.html
E-waste handler information: http://e-stewards.org/recycler/the-surplus-exchange/


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

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
28.21 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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