|Submission Date||Feb. 15, 2012|
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Coordinator of Stewardship & Sustainability
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
When electronic equipment is no longer needed by the university it is brought to a secure garage where it accumulates in sorted boxes on pallets. When a certain quantity of waste is gathered, Green Wave Recycling brings it to their sorting and recycling facility in Indianapolis, Indiana. Green Wave is registered as a compliant Electronic Waste Facility (#49-08) with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. Products are de-manufactured in Indianapolis before the individual components are sent to other recycling facilities in North America and Europe.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
Taylor University's I.T. department, in conjunction with facilities services, has established an E-waste pickup and storage program that applies to all campus departments. E-waste is collected after failing or outdated equipment is replaced. Alternatively, employees can drop off university owned or personal electronic equipment at the collection point. Email reminders are sent out two weeks before and again the day before collection which occurs 3-4 times per year.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
Most student E-waste is handled in the same way as other university waste. Students are sent an email approximately two weeks before and the day before E-waste is picked up from campus notifying them that they can drop items off at Facilities Services for recycling. This occurs approximately once per semester. Beginning during the 2011-12 school year a designated collection point for E-waste will be set up in each residence hall during the final week of the school year for students to leave E-waste for recycling.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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