Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.90
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Melissa Beckwith
Assistant Director, Support Services
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, 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, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Non hazardous alternatives are investigated including administrative controls that can eliminate or avoid the generation of hazardous wastes. One example is our using laundered shop rags in our Auto Shop instead of using disposable absorbents which, once soaked in oil become hazardous waste. Another example is when left over paint comes in; we give it away rather than disposing of it as a waste. Our science center is managed closely so that only enough materials are ordered to meet class/lab needs.

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

All universal wastes are shipped to a recycler. All wastes are stored and shipped properly to ensure compliance with regulations and to prevent a release. End disposals are researched to ensure proper handling.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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