Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.18
Liaison Camille Kirk
Submission Date Sept. 13, 2013
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University of California, Davis
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Camille Kirk
Director of Sustainability and Campus Sustainability Planner
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 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:

UC Davis has a program in place for electronic waste recycling, reuse and refurbishment. The current vendor (California Electronics Asset Recovery, CEAR) used to recycling the materials is contracted for E-steward certification. The E-stewards program certifies that the recycler adheres to environmental responsibility and worker’s protection.

E-waste from student generated materials are collected by the campus recycling program’s student employees. All employees, when carrying out operational duties, are required to be dressed appropriately. The dress code typically entails closed toed shoes, gloves and appropriate attire. These materials are then transported to the Bargain Barn where a majority of campus electronic waste is accumulated to be then picked up by CEAR, which is an electronic waste recycler contracted for E-steward certification.


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

Departments and offices on campus are able to utilize the campus surplus equipment unit, Bargain Barn, to recycle or resell their electronics that are no longer needed. The Bargain Barn will track and recycle/resell the material depending on the value of it at the time of disposal.

E-waste "drop-off" events are held by Bargain Barn; further information can be found at:
http://bargainbarn.ucdavis.edu/events/ewaste.cfm

Small electronics can be recycled through the campus multi-bin program. The multi-bin is a recycling unit in multiple centralized locations on campus. The units accept batteries, compact disc, floppy discs, small electronics, and inkjet cartridges.


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

Students on campus are able to use the multi-bins located at approximately ten locations on campus to dispose of their electronic waste. Due to size restraints, the electronic waste that a user would like to recycle does not always fit into a multi-bin. Therefore, large electronic waste is handled on a per request basis.

The multi-bins on campus are located in areas in which student traffic is high, such as the student union or the campus library. Students are free to drop off materials to the bins at their leisure and the bins are serviced by the student staff of the campus recycling program.


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

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