Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.64
Liaison Lawrence Brien
Submission Date Dec. 12, 2018
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STARS v2.1

State University of New York at Brockport
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The EHS office has a written hazardous waste management guide that covers hazardous, universal and non-regulated waste streams. The guide has specific sections that address minimizing waste including microscaling of labs, recycling, reduction of toxicity and prudent purchasing practices.The guide also covers the proper handling and disposal of universal, electronic, oil, and other non-regulated wastes.

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

The college contracts with a certified hazardous waste consultant to pickup, transport and dispose of all hazardous waste. Asbestos waste is handled by the contract with a certified asbestos abatement contractor and manifests for all asbestos waste are on file. Universal waste such as fluorescent lamps, batteries and thermostats are disposed of or recycled through certified vendors.

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


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

The Chemistry department and EHS provide a campus-wide inventory of chemicals for reporting and regulatory purposes. The inventory is also used to promote the reuse and repurposing chemical stocks, especially in the sciences, and wherever there are unused or unwanted 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:

The campus has a contract in place with Sunnking Inc. to recycle all of the electronic waste stream. The office of information technology handles the collection and sorting of all computers and each computer is checked before it is recycled to assure no secure information is compromised. Sunnking then shreds any hard drives in the computers before they are either updated or recycled.

The campus also offers free collection of computers and electronic devices on our campus year round and we also provide added collection bins in the residence halls at the end of the academic year when they are leaving. The campus also provides an e-waste collection bin in the Student Union year round.

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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