Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.08
Liaison Michelle Perez
Submission Date May 18, 2011
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.0

University of California, San Diego
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alonso Noble
Assistant Superintendent
Facilities Management
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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:

A list of how to dispose of campus-generated wastes properly is provided by Environmental Health and Safety at http://blink.ucsd.edu/safety/research-lab/hazardous-waste/electronics.html.

For example, the website states that "Federal and state laws prohibit disposal of universal wastes, including electronic devices (e-waste), in the regular trash. Universal wastes generated at UC San Diego are collected by the Environmental Management Facility for recycling or disposal as hazardous waste. If your waste is not campus-generated, see Privately owned universal wastes below for city and county disposal options."


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

To dispose of monitors, televisions, and other electronic devices owned by UC San Diego, see How to Send Equipment to Surplus Sales.


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

Housing and dining Services has developed a web site that gives resident students specific information on how to recycle electronic items within their residence halls or apartment community with links to pictures and maps.


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

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