Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 48.09
Liaison Andrew Riley
Submission Date April 18, 2024

STARS v2.2

State University of New York at Morrisville
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Bill Mitchell
Energy & Sustainability Manager
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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:

The mission of EH&S - Environmental Health & Safety is to reduce Hazardous Waste on campus. The reduction is reflected in the environmental self-audit required by the DEC for SUNY campuses annually, and GreenNY (Sustainability) reporting. To further emphasize controls on hazardous waste, (RCRA) Resource, Conservation & Recovery Act trained staff have established satellite locations where waste is generated and stored following RCRA accumulation guidelines for solid waste. SUNY Morrisville campus strives to reduce waste in order to qualify as a conditionally exempt generator under RCRA Federal guidelines. In addition reuse of all non-hazard waste is part of programming.

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

Waste is accumulated and depending on type of waste, it is stored and disposed of according to type. All regulated and non-regulated waste goes through a third party vendor for proper disposal, as well as reclaiming/recycling of metals and solids. The waste is RCRA manifested by the disposal company and tracked to reclaim or landfill. SUNY Morrisville recently cleaned-out the Crawford Science Building on campus, and as part of this process, removed 2,469 pounds of hazardous waste from the building, thus reducing the chemical storage footprint at SUNY Morrisville by 40% during the performance year FY-2022-2023.

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

Release incidents during the last 3-years: SUNY Morrisville has had no Hazardous Materials releases; all processes are closed and monitored for confined transfer with proper safety procedures in place.

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

Chemical inventory system purchasing and tracking are part of controlled process management when related to hazardous materials. To assist with the controls, EH&S - Environmental Health & Safety at SUNY Morrisville has updated the Chemical Hygiene plan for the campus as a guideline for process and procedure. Reuse is only associated with non-regulated materials for example used engine oil, and antifreeze coolant. OGS has a Surplus property program, which includes hazardous chemicals that can be re-purposed.

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:

Electronic waste is accumulated and separated according to type of waste. The separated waste is then inventoried and placed for quote to a third party vendor for disposal. During the FY-2022-2023 performance year, 1,132 pounds of electronic waste was recycled (0.566 Tons). https://ogs.ny.gov/EPEAT OGS has been awarded as an EPEAT customer, reducing electronic waste before it even happens, via the EPEAT program meant to reduce to zero, non-recyclable components in electronic purchasing.

Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

Source: Environmental Health and Safety Officer, SUNY Morrisville.

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