Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.46
Liaison Tess Esposito
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Dayton
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Chemical purchasing has shifted from bulk ordering to targeted ordering, to reduce the amount of excess chemical stock on hand and eventual disposal. A sharp decline in chemical waste has been achieved through this revision in the ordering process.

In addition, every effort is made to reuse materials before they are disposed of. For example, all surplus chemical material is reused in teaching labs in appropriate departments when possible.

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

First, we recycle as much as possible. Mercury, Florescent lights and ballast, oil are all recycled.

For non-recyclables we have a vendor that collects material for us twice a year. These collected materials are processed one of three ways: neutralized, incinerated, or landfilled at specially designated sites.

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

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