Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.63
Liaison Amy Dvorak
Submission Date June 30, 2017
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Lewis & Clark College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Amy Dvorak
Sustainability 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:

Lewis and Clark College is committed to protecting the safety and health of all employees working with hazardous chemicals. It is recognized that accurate labeling of all containers of hazardous chemicals and the maintenance of current Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS's) are essential elements when informing employees of known chemical hazards.

It is further recognized that the use of chemicals from unlabeled containers or the use of chemicals for which there is no current MSDS in possession poses an unacceptable risk to the safety and health of College employees.

These chemicals will be limited to the extent feasible.


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

All hazardous wastes generated in the course of educational and operational activities of Lewis & Clark shall be accumulated, stored, and disposed in a manner which avoids discharge to the environment and which meets federal, state, and local regulatory requirements. No hazardous wastes shall be accumulated, stored, or removed from Lewis & Clark premises without prior notification of the Lewis & Clark Risk Management Coordinator. More specific information regarding disposal can be found here: https://www.lclark.edu/live/files/2410


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

none


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

A database is used to manage all laboratory chemicals.


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:

Institutional material is collected by IT and recycled with Ecobinary


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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