Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.34
Liaison Barry Schwalbe
Submission Date Dec. 22, 2014
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STARS v2.0

Richland Community College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Greg Florian
Vice President
Finance & Administration
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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:

Campus Operations is responsible for ensuring safe removal of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste.


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

Institution contracts with licensed third-party waste disposal companies to dispose of such items.


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

No incidents


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
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Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Institution contracts with an area vendor to recycle electronic waste. Richland holds Saturday collection events on a routine basis where students can turn in electronics such as TVs, computers, and other electronics. The electronics are collected by Richland's electronic waste vendor and recycled.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Institution contracts with an area vendor to recycle electronic waste.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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