Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.98
Liaison Tom Goldsmith
Submission Date March 14, 2016
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St. John's University, New York
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas Goldsmith
Director of Environment and Energy Conservation
Facilities Services
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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:

The Universities Director of Environmental Health and Safety has a policy for hazardous, univeral, and non-regulated chemical waste. For example chemical inventory, storage, usage, recycling, and disposal in the laboratory environment is monitored by the Department of Environmetnal Health and Safety. Universal waste from fluorescent lamps and light fixtures with ballasts are collected, stored, and disposed of by certified waste handlers. Hazardous waste such as asbestos containing materials are handled and disposed by certified waste handlers.


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

All hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste is handled and disposed by certified waste handlers. Records are kept that include manifest sheets.


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

No significant incidents have occured in the past few years other than normal material pick-up and disposal.


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

Chemicals are pre-measured out for the labs to the amount required in the experiment. All extra unused chemical is poured back into the container.


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):

All pick up and recycling of electronic waste for instiution-generated material from campus faculty, administrators, and staff is picked up by University Information Technology workers, and recycled as per the policies listed above.


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

The University program for recycling electronic waste is implemented by in house Information Technology Department who hires a certified private company to responsibly dispose of electronic waste.


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

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