Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.43
Liaison Lynda Koot
Submission Date Nov. 27, 2012
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STARS v1.2

The King's University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lynda Koot
Building Services Manager
Facilities
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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:

The laboratories have special waste collection containers for several waste streams including the following. We have a provincial waste generator number and consign much of this waste to a disposal company once per calendar year in conjunction with other departments minimal amounts of hazardous waste. They process some of the waste to repurify solvents for in-house processes and send some to Swan Hills. I also have consigned the disposal of hazardous waste generated by facilities during this annual process.
We try to minimize the amount of waste we generate by designing greener labs that use fewer harmful chemicals or less solvent. We also have students work with a partner to minimize waste.


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

Some wastes that we can treat ourselves include some acids and bases which we can neutralize in house before pouring down the drain. We can also treat shipping solutions for preserved organisms so that they are safe to pour down the drain. In these cases, we use the protocols developed and published by Dr. Margret-Ann Armour in the third edition of Hazardous Chemicals: Information and Disposal Guide (1987).


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