Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.77
Liaison Marianne Martin
Submission Date Nov. 9, 2010
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STARS v1.0

University of Colorado Boulder
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mark Lapham
Hazardous Materials Manager
Environmental Health and Safety
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) provides training to all hazardous waste generators on campus. This training includes methods and recommendations of ways to reduce hazardous wastes. EH&S also operates a chemical treatment center that treats all photographic wastes, certain corrosive wastes, and low level organic aqueous wastes from campus operations to reduce the impact and toxicity of these wastes upon their eventual disposal.

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

The Environmental Health & Safety Department (EH&S) operates an EPA-permitted waste Treatment Storage and Disposal Facility. This facility allows EH&S to reduce materials used in packaging wastes for transportation and increase efficiency in disposal of wastes collected from campus operations. Waste disposal requests from campus personnel are carefully evaluated and classified based on compatibility, transportation regulations, and hazardous waste disposal requirements. Wastes are either consolidated with other similar wastes or lab packed before being sent for off site disposal to EPA-permitted facilities.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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