Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 55.04
Liaison Prabhakar Shrestha
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2023

STARS v2.2

New Jersey Institute of Technology
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Sadia Mohiuddin
Sustainability Specialist
Office of Sustainability
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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?:

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The environmental health and safety department generally manage regulated, & the occasional non-regulated waste on campus. The labs, shops, and other entities that produce hazardous waste, non-hazardous waste, universal waste, bio waste, and other regulated waste streams contact EHS with a list of the material that needs to be removed. Training is provided for these entities and individuals to inform them of the ways they could accumulate waste and the proper procedures to follow when removing waste from their area. NJIT EHS has waste forms that are used for requesting waste removals and containers. These forms, along with waste management guidelines could be found on the NJIT EHS website.

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

NJIT EHS is assisted by a vendor that ships the waste out to different facilities for treatment. The shipments are accompanied by appropriate manifests. These manifests are tracked and a report is made and submitted to NJ DEP for different categories of waste.

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

NJIT has not had a significant release in the past few years. The volume of the spills were usually small enough that could have been cleaned up in-house. The NJIT Public Safety is usually contacted first, then EHS is contacted to investigate the situation. EHS follows up with the person(s) responsible to make sure the incident does not occur again.

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

There is no comprehensive inventory management system for reusing or redistribution of chemicals on campus.

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:

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:

The collection of electronic waste is provided to The Information Services and Technology department by NJIT facilities, departments, or at times picked up by the IST office. These are typically computing products that are no longer used. IST evaluates the product to see if it can be redeployed. If it's still fit for use, the IST department wipes the computer and puts it back into deployment as a loaner computer. There are bins that fill up with items to be recycled. Once the bins are full, IST calls the recycling company (which is R2, NAID AAA, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 certified) for pickup.

Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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