Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 76.08
Liaison Leah Ceperley
Submission Date March 1, 2019
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University of Dayton
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Katherine Cleaver
Director of Safety and Environmental Compliance, Environmental Health & Safety/Risk Management
Facilities Management & Campus Operations
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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?:

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.

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

None noted

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

The University does not have an institutional inventory system. There is informal and minor departmental sharing.

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

All equipment tagged for removal from university buildings and ground, must be disposed of through the campus IT office. This office strives to find a re-use solution for all equipment through local charitable organizations. For truly unusable equipment, UD IT recycles through a third party vendor who has pledged to conduct all recycling in the US. In addition, EHS collects all non-tagged equipment and send out for recycling.

The University also has several ink, battery, and mobile electronic recycling drop off locations throughout campus for students to safely recycle e-waste. During the student move-out process, facilities management provides drop off locations for unwanted items, including electronics, that are then either donated or recycled.

Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
3.20 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Cleanlites (https://cleanlites.com), our electronic waste recycler, operates a Part B facility and is CERCLA approved, has R2 RIOS certification and is in the process of being NAID certified.

UDit Sustainability: https://udayton.edu/udit/about/sustainability.php

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