Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.07
Liaison Brittney Hernandez-Stevenson
Submission Date May 8, 2015
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Madisonville Community College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brittney Stevenson
Sustainability Coordinator/Business Affairs Specialist
Business Affairs
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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:

KCTCS uses system wide strategies to safely dispose of all hazardous, special, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste (paint, batteries, cleaning supplies, etc.) Each of the 16 KCTCS colleges has developed a Hazardous waste management plan includes annual training for all faculty and staff on hazardous waste on preventive measures, and reporting and handling situations involving hazardous waste.


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

1.6.3 Responding to the Release or Spillage of Hazardous Materials
General Guidelines
If the spill is of flammable material, all sources of ignition must be extinguished or
switched off. The inhalation of, or general exposure to, the vapor of spilled material must be avoided. Good ventilation of the area must be established if possible. The incident must be reported to the Safety Officer immediately, with the identification of
any known substances among those released. (MSDS will define the possible hazard(s) and suggest clean-up procedure.) All personnel in the immediate area affected must be notified. Contaminated or injured individuals must be attended to appropriately according to the manual's response to personal injury section. All nonessential personnel must be evacuated. Supplies, including personal protective equipment, for clean-up operations must be gathered with dispatch. If the release or spill is life threatening (toxic or infectious materials, explosives), the area must be evacuated immediately, and the Safety Officer notified of this action as soon as is
possible. If necessary, a report should be made to the Division of Waste Management, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet 824-7532, or to the 24 hour Environmental Response Team 1-800-928-2380.


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

There have been no 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:
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Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Madisonville Community College has partnered with C&I Electronics in Evansville, Indiana. C&I Electronics, through its partnerships with companies in the US and Canada, uses the latest technologies to recover the highest percentage of raw material possible.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Our Recycling vendor (C&I Electronics) has all the certifications to ensure responsible recycling. EPA : R2 : ISO : OHSAS


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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