Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 66.41
Liaison Trevor Ledbetter
Submission Date Feb. 10, 2012
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University of Arizona
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Joseph Abraham
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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 Surplus Property Office does not dispose of electronics, but instead fosters for their reuse either within the University or the public. The Surplus Property Office sells the items to other departments or puts them up for auction to the public.

For more information, please visit the Surplus Property Office Program information website at the link below.

http://pacs.arizona.edu/surplus_department_main


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

Electronic waste generated by the University of Arizona is handled by the Surplus Property Office. The Surplus Property Office sells equipment no longer being used by one department or unit to another either in whole or for parts. If the item is not sold within the University, items are put to auction to the public.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Residence Life encourages students living within the residence halls to donate unwanted material to the Salvation Army. In addition to electronic items, clothes and food are donated as well.

Another program that students may take advantage of is the CyberJunk program put on by the UA Bookstores. The program encourages the entire Tucson community to drop off old electronic items to the UA Bookstore. The items are put on pallets and sent to an electronic recycling company in California called ECS. This program is a partnership with Apple Inc.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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