|Submission Date||July 15, 2011|
Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Campus Planning + Design
Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, 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, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
The Sustainability Coordinator has worked diligently to reduce the amount of toxic chemicals used in the classrooms and by facilities. This working relationship has been very successful in reducing the amount of toxic chemicals that need handling, storage and disposal. Additionally, in 2011 a new Haz Mat policy was written and adopted, and new and more stringent procedures for handling and storage have also been adopted.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
RMCAD utilizes a local waste handler, Clean Harbors. Clean Harbors properly handles and disposes of the waste. Clean Harbors’ kilns are capable of processing solids, liquids and sludge and their thermal treatment systems’ advanced technology can destroy up to 99.9999 percent of all hazardous constituents.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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