Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 51.59
Liaison Maria Mendes
Submission Date Aug. 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Red River College Polytechnic
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" 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:

Red River College Polytech has been working to reduce hazardous products onsite such as mercury, PCB’s, and other hazardous materials. RRC Polytech has a commitment to purchase “green” products when available.


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

Red River College Polytech has a policy on waste disposal. The policy includes all types of hazardous wastes. Departments bring hazardous waste to a central location, where they are then disposed of through a licensed hazardous materials contractor. Used oil is recycled from our site for other purposes (where appropriate).


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

None


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

Departments manage their own hazardous products. If a department was leaving or no longer required an item; Safety, Health and Security services would reach out to other departments to see if the chemicals could be used prior to disposing appropriately.


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:

E-waste such as computers, monitors, cell phones, old electronics and media are collected and stored until a sufficient load has accumulated. The IT department clears the data. The e-waste is picked up and sent for recycling by Powerland, the College's contracted vendor.

The Sustainability Office also holds periodic e-waste collection events where staff and students can drop off personal electronics to be recycled through the program with Powerland. This program has been on hold due to the pandemic, but will start again soon.

Household type batteries are collected in small bins in office areas. The Recycling Team picks up the batteries and sends for recycling using the Call2Recycle program. Industrial batteries are collected by the Environmental Health and Safety Office for safe disposal.


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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Call2Recycle battery recycling program:
https://www.call2recycle.ca/

Recycle My Electronics - Manitoba
https://recyclemyelectronics.ca/mb/

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