Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 59.16
Liaison Rebecca Walker
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Southern Oregon University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Roxane Beigel-Coryell
Sustainability & Recycling Coordinator
Facilities Management & Planning
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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

According to the SOU Surplus Computer Equipment Disposal Policy, the IT Department is responsible for selecting recycling vendors that use approved methods for recycling and converting of materials back into raw materials. SOU contracts with Southern Oregon Aspire to perform these services.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

Users having surplus equipment call the Help Desk to request a pick up of equipment. The requesting department is given an "Equipment Transferred to IT Department" receipt and the equipment is reviewed for functionality and age. The form is then completed with the disposition of the property as to it being e-wasted or cascaded. E-wasted equipment is transferred to a gaylord and when it is full the recyclers pick it up for disposal.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

SOU currently offers an electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials through the Ecology Center of the Siskiyous (ECOS). ECOS keeps an office in the basement of the student union and takes e-waste from students at no charge, making drop-offs to the local transfer station as necessary. ECOS understands what can and cannot be collected, and is educated about the final destination of all e-waste taken to the transfer station.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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