Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 30.68
Liaison Adam Ryburn
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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Oklahoma City University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Jason Blakeburn
Oikos and Bishop's Scholar
Religion/Philosophy
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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?:
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:

All computer hard drives are wiped when OCU is finished with them. If a drive cannot be wiped, it is destroyed by several blows with a hammer. Batteries are recycled with a local battery recylcer. E-waste is disposed of through the supervision of OCU Campus Technology.


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

OCU has a replacement program for all staff/faculty computers that cycles every 4 years and all computers in the computer labs every 3 years. The working computers are then refurbished for student employees where the computers are used for another 2-3 years. At this point, six years into the lifespan of the computer, OCU donates the working computers to local elementary and middle schools. Miscellaneous equipment is occasionally offered to faculty and staff. Other malfunctioning equipment is given to Computer Care, a local company, which rebuilds the scraps into new machines. Any leftover equipment is given to Computer Recycler, a local recycling company. If there is anything left, OCU palatalizes it for the Apple Recycling Program.


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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