Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Diane Fout
Submission Date Dec. 13, 2015
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Transylvania University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Norman Mudd
Operations Manager
Physical Plant
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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:

The university eliminated the use of glycol in our geothermal systems once we determined that the system temperatures were sufficient to sustain proper and efficient operation of the equipment using water instead.


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

The university recycles oil, crushes our own light bulbs, and reclaims refrigerants.


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

N/A


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

All laboratory chemical waste is sent to a processing facility which is paid to deal with it sustainably, recycling as much as possible.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

The IT department works with a local company that refurbishes or recycles our electronic waste. There may be some hard drives that are shredded and otherwise disposed, in order to protect confidential information.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

The IT department works with a local company that refurbishes or recycles our electronic waste. There may be some hard drives that are shredded and otherwise disposed, in order to protect confidential information.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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