Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.46
Liaison Fortino Morales
Submission Date April 21, 2016
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University of California, Riverside
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Cook
Director of Sustainability
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:

The State of California has much more stringent regulations regarding the notification of potential exposure from chemical wastes, material use and off-gassing, EH&S regularly monitors atmospheric and water quality to ensure safety. The campus is pursuing green cleaning and purchasing policies,


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

Waste management is the collection, transport, processing, recycling or disposal of waste materials. Our Waste Management program help the campus manage hazardous chemical, radioactive, medical and other wastes safely and legally. EH&S offers online Waste Pickup Services where you can request pickup of hazardous, biohazardous or radioactive waste.


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

None


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

The UCR Shareable Chemical program facilitates reuse of laboratory chemicals by providing a web-based resource for offering and requesting chemicals to/from a shareable chemical inventory.


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):

We first use a reuse/resale program through materiel management to divert e-waste from landfill. All e-waste is responsibly diverted via EH&S.


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 University of California has adopted a system-wide policy requiring that all recyclers used by the University be e-Steward certified by the Basel Action Network (BAN). In the case where the University has established take-back programs with a manufacturer, the University will encourage the manufacturer to become a BAN certified e-Steward Enterprise.


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

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