Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.50
Liaison Luis Maggiori
Submission Date March 5, 2021

STARS v2.2

Lane Community College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Luis Maggiori
Sustainability Coordinator
Institute for Sustainable Practices
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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:

Lane Community College established a goal to reduce the generation of regulated paint thinner by 30% during calendar year 2019, using year 2018 as the baseline. Additional steps taken by LCC have been:
- Finding less-toxic replacements for the chemicals used in the laboratories of the Science Division.
- Continue shifting to latex paints where possible, reducing the use of solvent based paints for facilities maintenance.

College staff receive training regarding hazardous waste management:
o One annual training provided by the hazardous waste vendor
o Attending one of the trainings offered by DEQ every year


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

The College department that generated the hazardous, universal and non-regulated waste, manages and stores the waste as satellite accumulation under the control of the operator. The Facilities department is responsible for disposing the waste after receiving notification and the required documentation from the generating department. All hazardous waste, universal waste and non-regulated chemical waste is stored, labeled, inventoried and disposed off according to local regulations.


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

None to report.


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

n/a


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:

All electronics that are plug-in electronics from the College are regularly donated to local non-profits that refurbished them and either donate them or sell them. These donations include, desktop computers, laptops, monitors, etc.
A certificate of recycling is provided by the non-profit or vendor that handled the electronics.


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

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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