Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Robert Eby
Submission Date July 19, 2011
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Okanagan College
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Graham Kershaw
Manager, Property Services
Campus Development & Facilities Management
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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 all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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

E-waste is either sent to the provincial waste recycling site at Tech Cominco's Trail smelting operation or given to a waste recycling company mandated by the Provincial Stewardchip Program and monitored by the Regional District


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

e-waste is collected from all departments by facilities staff and shipped to Tech Cominco’s Trail smelting operation. There it is crushed and fed into a blast furnace. All precious metals are recovered and all emissions are cleaned through a scrubber.


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

Periodically through out the year an e-waste recycling company, ( Mandated by the Provincial Stewardship Program and monitored by the Regional District) sets up a regional collection facility on campus. The dates are publicized and e-waste is collected from students, staff and the general public.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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