Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.26
Liaison Jennifer deHart
Submission Date March 22, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Unity College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Stacey Hachey
Administrative Assistant
Sustainability
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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:

Very few hazardous materials are used on campus. Fluorescent bulbs, unused paint, automotive fluids, and any general use toxic chemicals are stored safely in a locked area and disposed of properly on a regular basis


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

Through licensed, independent contractors.


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

None known


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

In General Chemistry, we have green lab exercises in that we are conscious of using as little chemicals as possible, generating very little waste. We have been known to reuse some of the "waste" generated by one exercise for the next one.


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:

All e-waste is collected by the recycling program either through IT (institution-generated) or by special collection (student-generated) and stored separately on site and is then donated for reuse or is recycled


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

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:
0.50 Tons

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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Unity College generates very little hazardous waste. Chemistry labs use micro-techniques to reduce use of chemicals and the Facilities Department has used only 'green' products for years.

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