|Submission Date||Aug. 1, 2011|
State University of New York at Oswego
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Director of Facilities Construction and Sustainability
Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, 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, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Chemical inventories are performed annually and older chemicals are rotated to the front to minimize material reaching their shelf life. Hazardous waste solvents are bulked into drums reducing extra by smaller containers. Universal waste is repackaged at a central accumulation area to minimize containers.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Hazardous waste disposal companies are continually audited to ensure they can inclusively provide turn-key management of our waste including packaging, transportation, and disposal. Waste can only be disposed in-country and incineration is always the first option. These restrictions significantly minimize the college’s liabilities for future Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) lawsuits of improper waste disposal.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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