|Overall Rating||Silver - expired|
|Submission Date||March 6, 2013|
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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Environmental Programs Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Miami's Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHSO) operates the hazardous, universal & special waste programs on campus. EHSO promotes inventory control & works with chemical storeroom(s) to reduce the amount of over-ordering of chemicals and thus reduces the amount of surplus/unused chemicals. When coal ash analysis shows pollutant levels below the threshold levels outlined in the beneficial use regulations, the ash can be used as road/trail base on university properties. This reduces the quantity of waste being sent to landfills.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Miami contracts with licensed hazardous & universal waste handlers to properly recycle/dispose of all campus regulated wastes.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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