Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Brian Peery
Submission Date March 4, 2016
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STARS v2.0

Pittsburg State University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Tonya Pentola
Physical Plant Supervisor
Physical Plant
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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?:
Yes

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

PSU utilizes Federal, State, Local, and internal policy's and procedures to safely dispose of all hazardous, universal and non-regulated waste and continuously seeks alternative methods/materials to minimize the presence of these materials on campus. Please reference Kansas Department of Health and Environment web-based link "Hazardous Waste Generator Handbook".


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

PSU utilizes Kansas Department of Administration approved contractors to safely dispose of hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste. Please reference Kansas Department of Health and Environment web-based link Kansas Department of Administration Contract Number: 12458AB "Master Contract".


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

No significant release of hazardous materials incidents have occurred.


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

PSU has implemented a campus wide inventory system which includes Biology, Chemistry, Research and Physical Plant departments. PSU also utilizes licensed vendors to recycle used oil, oil filters, various batteries, universal waste lamps and process waste fuel blends for energy production.


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

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

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):

PSU staff including IT Technicians, Office of Information Services, Physical Plant, Environmental Services and a local state approved recycling center work together to ensure e-waste is recycled responsibly, safely, and that environmental standards are met. Please reference web-based links within the public notes section.

PSU has a web based link containg instructions for students to dispose of personal e-waste at Whitesitt Hall (Gorilla Geeks). The Gorilla Geeks will follow normal protocol to reuse or recycle student e-waste just as they do for institution generated e-waste. Please reference web-based links within the public notes section.


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

PSU staff including IT Technicians, Office of Information Services, Physical Plant, Environmental Services and a local state approved recycling center work together to ensure e-waste is recycled responsibly, safely, and that environmental standards are met. Please reference web-based links within the public notes section.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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