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Liaison Andrew Seifert
Submission Date Feb. 13, 2013
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Marquette University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

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Complete Expired Andrew Seifert
Projects Assistant
Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
No

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

Marquette’s waste hauler, Advanced Disposal, partners with Materials Processing Corporation (MPC) for electronic waste recycling. MPC, along with being ISO 14001, 9001, e-Steward and Responsible Recycler certified, has a “No Landfill Policy”. This policy states:

“To ensure environmental responsibility and support customer sustainability requirements, any materials which MPC receives at its facilities will not be sent to a landfill for disposal.”

“This statement certifies that MPC does not landfill or permit to be land filled any material which it processes or utilizes within its operations.”


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

The Purchasing Department coordinates two types of electronic waste recycling programs for university equipment. Marquette’s first priority is to determine if any electronics can be refurbished and reused. For that, Marquette partners with Digital Workforce Education Society (DWES). DWES will pick up old computers and equipment, refurbish them, and then use them in their workforce training centers as well as donate to churches, schools and other non-profit organizations.

If the equipment cannot be reused, Marquette’s waste hauler Advanced Disposal, will bring a 20 yard dumpster to campus for electronic recycling once or twice a semester. Campus departments are notified prior to the dumpster delivery and are asked to prepare electronics bundles for recycling. Facilities Services then picks up the bundles from the participating departments and places them in the dumpster. Once full, Advanced Disposal removes the dumpster for recycling.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
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The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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