|Overall Rating||Gold - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 3, 2015|
Kankakee Community College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management
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Dean, Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
Environmental and Institutional Sustainability
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:
, all of the hazardous waste from the college is considered regulated waste . We do not produce any special, universal, and/or non-regulated hazardous waste. If we did we would use the same steps we use to dispose of medical waste that is generated by KCC's academic programs through a contract with an appropriate waste disposal company.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
The medical and lab waste is generated by the health careers and science departments is handled according to state and federal regulations, and is picked up by Stericycle a licensed hazardous waste contractor.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
No incidents reported.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
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):
All electronic waste is collected in a pod, approximately 500 cu ft. As the pod is filled, World Computer Exchange is contacted who remove all useable computers and components (approximately 76% of the electronic waste). The rest of the e-waste is taken by River Valley Recycling.
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Both the World Computer Exchange and River Valley Recycling are certified to handle electronic waste. We have visited River Valley Recycling facilities and receive regular publications from World Computer Exchange showing KCC's computers being repurposed.
The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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