Overall Rating Reporter
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Liaison Allison Brooks
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2019

STARS v2.2

Randolph College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Allison Brooks
Sustainability Coordinator
Buildings & Grounds
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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:

Every month, the Buildings & Grounds department holds safety sessions that, among other topics, demonstrate alternatives products that do not contain fewer or no hazardous chemicals as the standard. Also, the science building has strict policies to dispose of any hazardous waste properly.


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

The Buildings & Grounds department, and the College science labs are the biggest users of hazardous chemicals. Procedures are in place to properly dispose of them. Special bins and containers are present to pour in some hazardous chemicals, depending on their type.


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

No hazardous waste, but three years ago some corn starch had been inadvertently dumped down a stormwater drain. The storm drain filter caught most of the corn starch and it was able to be removed before the subsequent rain.


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

Most of the chemicals are used in the college's science building, and the chemicals are often shared between department to keep two departments from ordering the same chemicals and wasting some by never using the whole container.


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:

All electronic waste is stored in one of the college basements, except for batteries, cartridges, and projector bulbs that are sent to different recycling companies. The basement e-waste gets picked up yearly by a electronic recycling company.


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

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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