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Liaison Mark Bremer
Submission Date March 30, 2021
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State University of New York Polytechnic Institute
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Reporter Shea Garramone
Student
Data Entry
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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:

All materials deemed hazardous, such as those in chemistry and biology labs, must be registered and approved before they are allowed on campus in an effort to reduce the amount of hazardous materials on campus and also prevent the spread of unknown materials.


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

The following links provide information on the university's electronic waste, hazardous waste, and pollution prevention policies. In addition, disposal of hazardous chemicals is handled through a partnership with the Oneida Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (OHSWA) Clean Harbors contract.

https://sunypoly.edu/env-health-safety/policies-procedures/asset-disposal/

http://www.sunypoly.edu/pdf/environmental_health_and_safety/HazWaste.pptx

https://sunypoly.edu/env-health-safety/policies-procedures/pollution-prev/


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

SUNY Poly has had no significant hazardous materials releases in the past three years.


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

SUNY Poly does not have an inventory system for the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals. Reuse and redistribution does occur but it is more informal between our labs and faculty.


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?:
No

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:

Usable electronic computer equipment that is in working order, with the processor working and/or monitor working can be handled as surplus equipment as described in the surplus equipment policy. If this option is chosen, care should be taken to assure that sensitive information is removed permanently from the computer and that copyrighted software agreements are not violated. A completed Equipment Transfer form must be sent to Facilities.

To dispose of electronic waste in the proper manner, a work order should be forwarded to Facilities to arrange for pick-up. It would greatly increase the efficiency in handling electronic waste if each department/school would temporarily store a number of electronic units prior to requesting a pick-up. A completed Asset Disposal form, with all of the signatures, must be sent to Facilities.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
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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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

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