|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2019|
St. Lawrence College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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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?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
All hazardous waste from three campuses is stored in a locked location with limited key-holders and is then disposed by 3rd-party company (Tomlinson).
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Using 3rd-party company Tomlinson they safely dispose of all hazard waste on three campuses.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
A mercury spill occurred in a lab which was then cleaned and safely disposed of by a spill response team from Tomlinson. A lab safety audit was then completed on all locations containing mercury and were disposed of safely and sustainably.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:
We partner with Recycle my Electronics to offer tri-campus E-waste recycling to staff, students and our communities. We started the recycling program in 2018 and in previous years we held E-waste drop off events.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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