Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.92
Liaison Nick Cookson
Submission Date June 20, 2013
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Sewanee - The University of the South
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Amy Turner
Director of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability
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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:

· Hazardous Waste: Generated in generally in the sciences, arts, grounds and PPS departments are disposed of annually through a bidding process. These chemicals are logged and stored in a secure location with limited access. The science departments have, over the years, reduced the amount of chemicals they purchase for use and also utilize micro scaling in some experiments which reduces chemical use and waste byproducts. Also the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides has been reduced over the past 5 years with the current supervisor.

· Universal Waste: This waste increases as we continue to delamp fixtures, change out ballasts, and dispose of radio and equipment batteries. Disposal for these products occurs approximately quarterly.

· Biohazard Waste is produced by the biology department and disposed of as needed by a licensed contractor. This amount varies per instructor and class.

· Non-Regulated Waste such as waste oil is purchased by a vendor and sold on the secondary market while latex paint is generally donated to non-profits.


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

· Hazardous Waste: Generated in generally in the sciences, arts, grounds and PPS departments are disposed of annually through a bidding process. These chemicals are logged and stored in a secure location with limited access. The science departments have, over the years, reduced the amount of chemicals they purchase for use and also utilize micro scaling in some experiments which reduces chemical use and waste byproducts. Also the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides has been reduced over the past 5 years with the current supervisor.

· Universal Waste: This waste increases as we continue to delamp fixtures, change out ballasts, and dispose of radio and equipment batteries. Disposal for these products occurs approximately quarterly.

· Biohazard Waste is produced by the biology department and disposed of as needed by a licensed contractor. This amount varies per instructor and class.

· Non-Regulated Waste such as waste oil is purchased by a vendor and sold on the secondary market while latex paint is generally donated to non-profits.


The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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