|Submission Date||May 21, 2019|
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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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:
The most desirable method of waste minimization is source reduction. This is any activity that reduces or eliminates the generation of chemical hazardous waste at the source. This is accomplished by good material management, substitution of less hazardous materials, and good laboratory procedures.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical wastes are collected by Environmental Health & Safety to a central receiving area where they are stored until collected by a vendor who is authorized to collect, transport, and dispose of the materials.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
There have not been any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Radford University currently is utilizing a combination of Excel spreadsheets and CisPro for inventory of chemicals. Current reuse or redistribution is handled internally by departments. The University is considering alternative software/databases to improve this process.
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
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:
Radford University contracts with Lighting Resources, LLC,(https://www.lightingresourcesinc.com/) who manages the electronic waste recycling for faculty, staff, and students. The University collects Flourescent Lamps (including circular & compact), Incandescents (including halogen & flood), Projection Lamps (including HID), crushed fluorescent lamps, neon signs, ultra violet lamps, plastic coated lamps, ballasts, all batteries, PC’s, printers, monitors, televisions, LED Lamps, Mercury, hard drives, etc. Toner cartridges are recycled by Konica Minolta.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
Ewaste measured consists of toner cartridges, batteries, and light bulbs.
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