Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 33.07
Liaison John Lerczak
Submission Date March 6, 2020
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STARS v2.1

Lewis University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Lerczak
Sustainability Coordinator
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:

Properly storing materials until they are ready to be picked up by a licensed hazardous waste disposal company.


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

Our hazardous waste disposal company is scheduled to pick up any hazardous waste that is coordinated by the sustainability coordinator to have all the department be ready for a pickup. They will package all materials and take off site.


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

There has not been any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years.


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

Departments will reuse laboratory chemicals if possible, but if it is deemed unsafe they will properly store the remainder until it can be properly disposed of.


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 faculty and staff notify facilities of any electronic waste that needs to be disposed of on campus. Facilities picks up the electronic waste and stores it on-site until the sustainability coordinator determines to make a bulk pickup and the recycling company will be contacted. They will then be scheduled to pick up the waste and they package it and take it off-site.


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:
6.51 Tons

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