|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2020|
University of Delaware
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
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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 waste management guide: http://www1.udel.edu/ehs/waste/chemical-waste-management.html
● Waste Minimization: http://www1.udel.edu/ehs/waste/chemical-waste-minimization.html
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Liquid chemical waste is collected in waste containers (less than 5 gallons) based on the type of material/hazard it is (i.e. organic acid, solvent, etc.). EHS picks up these containers by request on a weekly basis. EHS empties the containers and returns the empties to the labs to be reused for collection of liquid chemical waste.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
EHS has staff available for emergency responses on campus. EHS responses include:
● Chemical Spills and exposures(mostly in laboratories)
● Chemical odors and/or IAQ
● Gasoline/oil spills (usually small isolated spills)
We have not had any hazardous material releases into the environment. If more information is need please let me know.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Chemical Inventory.net : https://udel.cheminventory.net/
● How to use chemical inventory youtube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThkDPOa4TaY&feature=youtu.be
● There is a sharing (container recycling) feature within the program/software
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:
Secure area where electronic scrap can be brought to the General Services Building’s shipping and receiving dock/area for recycling. A request for UD movers can also be submitted for the electronic scrap to be picked up. The University’s contract electronic recycling and data destruction vendor retrieves the scrap on a periodic basis per the attached procedures.
At this time UD does not recycle personal e-waste, but we provide resources to the campus community to direct them towards several recycling options off-campus.
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:
The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
The UD contract electronic recycling and data destruction vendor’s policy for managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment is based on a “reuse, recover and dispose” hierarchy of responsible management strategies as described in the R2 Practices manual.