Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 26.70
Liaison Raymond Bowdish
Submission Date Feb. 4, 2020
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

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

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
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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:

Stowell Laboratory Clean outs & Lab Packs biannually at a minimum;
Efforts to reduce or prevent the ordering and storage of unnecessary hazardouse materials through orering approvals;
Reducing the purchasing of inefficient lights, reducing the overall quantity and increased longevity of replacements of universal waste;


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

Haz. waste collected each semester in Satellite Accumulation areas; disposal company on site to perform lab packs & whatever other pick up we need;


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

The campus has not had a significant hazardous materials release in the last three years;


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

The EH&S department is curently working on the development and implementation of a barcoding system for laboratory chemicals with the expectation of reuse and redistribution.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

The electronic waste generated on campus is managed by the EH&S department to ennsure that the 3rd party company is a resonsible recycler. The campus also collects old and unused electronics such as phones and tablets through a local company for recycling, capturing a large number of student owned items.


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

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:
16.80 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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