Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 38.99
Liaison Rosangelica Rodriguez
Submission Date Oct. 28, 2019
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STARS v2.1

Trinity College (CT)
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Rosangelica Rodriguez
Sustainability Coordinator
Facilities
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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:

Trinity College is characterized as large quantity generator. We are compliant with CTDEEP inspection, annual training, container management, manifest, contingency planning and recordkeeping requirements. Clean Harbors transports waste and provides generator manifests.
Using chemical inventory system to track chemical inventory and use. Only use chemicals when needed.


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

Clean Harbors transports out of Less than 90 Day storage areas. NLR (Northeast Lamp Recycling) transports universal wastes.


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

Mercury release of thermometer in LSC 316 on 4/6/2017. Spill was contained internally and cleaned by Environmental Services.

Coolant released east side of LSC on pavement 7/20/2018. Spill was contained and reported to CTDEEP #2018-03857.

Oil sheen noted on Admissions driveway 7/12/2016. Spill contained, cleaned and reported to CTDEEP #2016-03661.


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

Vertere inventory system used to track chemicals in Life Science Center (LSC) and Clement Chemistry building. Admins and professors have ID for access.


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 IT department will retrieve and properly dispose of e-waste that is owned by the college. We have publicized this information through recycling brochures that are provided to departments.

Students are encouraged to place small e-waste in main campus recycling center, as well as batteries, printer cartridges, and light bulbs. All of these items are delivered to the appropriate recycling plant. If electronics are in working condition they are given to and resold by our on campus thrift store.


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:
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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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