Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.88
Liaison Shirley Fagnen
Submission Date June 3, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Polytechnique Montreal
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Matthieu Décoste
Chef de secteur entretien et stationnement (Maintenance and Parking sector manager)
Service des immeubles (Building Management)
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Polytechnique has a policy regarding hazardous and chemical waste management, available at: https://www.polymtl.ca/sst/services/matieres-dangereuses


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
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A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

Nothing significant has happened in the last three years.


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

The procedure is sent by e-mail from the person in charge of hazardous waste in the H&S department to the person in charge of labs.

The procedure is as follows:

1- Provide an electronic list of the hazardous waste products you wish to leave.
a. Use the attached chart to complete your list
b. "UNKNOWN" compounds will not be accepted. You will be assisted in the identification of these unknown compounds. Contact the person in charge (ext. 4547)
2- The service provider will code your product lists and return them to H&S department.
3- The list of coded products will then be sent to the relevant people.
4- This list will be used to prepare the boxes of hazardous materials by product code, on which you will have to stick a label. The label will be provided by the person in charge in the H&S department

This procedure must be executed before the planned collection dates.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

Bins are placed in the school to collect all sorts of electronic waste (computers, screens, cellphones etc...). For small electronics (batteries, cellphones etc...), the bins are provided by Electrobac, a company that is committed to responsible disposal of electronic waste. Electrobac sends the collected electronic waste to recycling centers that are certified by the Recycler Qualification Office (http://rqp.ca/).

For larger electronic equipment (computers, printers...), another bin is available where students or employees can safely dispose of their waste. This bin is collected by E-Cycle Solutions. They send the electronic waste to their Valleyfield (QC) center and later send a responsible waste management certificate to Polytechnique.


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

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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