Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.57
Liaison James Gordon
Submission Date Dec. 19, 2011
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STARS v1.1

Thompson Rivers University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Andrew Pillar
Research Analyst
IPA
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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:

Occupational Health and Safety is responsible for disposing of hazardous, universal and non-regulated chemical waste.


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

When an individual or department has hazardous waste to dispose of, a request for disposal is made to Occupational Health and Safety. It is sealed in an appropriate container and Occupational Health and Safety picks it up and disposes of it to the proper location. Animal Health Technology and Biology animal waste is disposed of in cooperation with Mission Flats landfill. The landfill ensures that the waste is in the proper area and is well-covered within a short time of arrival. Outdated bear spray is collected and disposed of twice annually.


The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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