Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 50.16
Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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STARS v1.2

Purdue University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Michael Gulich
Director of University Sustainability
University 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:

Purdue University has a system to manage all hazardous waste generated at the West Lafayette, Indiana campus. Purdue’s Chemical Handling & Disposal guidelines devote several pages to waste minimization. The major steps include, source reduction, recycling and treatment. Full details are available at the URL:

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

Each individual generator collects and accumulates their waste in proper containers at or near the point of generation without accumulating more than 55 gallons of waste at one time. When items are ready for pickup, the generator certifies the identity of the waste by completing and submitting a Hazardous Material Pickup Request form to the Purdue University Radiological and Environmental Management Department (REM). For each waste stream, Purdue selects a facility for the final treatment and disposal method that best protects human health, the environment, and natural resources. A 43 page document, at the URL shown below, outlines in detail the procedures of the program.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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