Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.81
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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STARS v2.0

University of Denver
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Thomas McGee
Energy Engineer
Facilities Planning & 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?:
Yes

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

Whenever feasible substitute for materials that are less hazardous and/or more environmentally friendly.
Minimize the amounts of material to be purchased or used to reduce the likelihood of accumulating waste.
Recycle materials, such as cleaners, automotive fluids, and wash waters, whenever it is feasible.
Minimize the use of water whenever feasible.


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

The University has implemented a Hazardous Materials Management policy that establishes institutional requirements for managing the procurement, the use, the storage, and ultimately the disposal of hazardous materials.
The policies for safe disposal are include in the Hazard Communication Program which establishes the requirements for informing and training employees about hazardous chemicals in accordance with OSHA standard, 29 CFR 1910.1200.


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

We have had no significant hazardous material release incidents in the last three years.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
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Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

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

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):

The University has taken the initiative to responsibly dispose of all unwanted institution generated electronic equipment such as PC's, printers and monitors. Disposal can be done through a custodial pickup, or through biannual e-waste drives. Recycling is completed by vendors who are E-steward and ISO14001 certified.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Our policy for disposal includes a requirement that all electronic equipment must be disposed of in an ethical manner, and one that protects both the environment and the people involved in the recycling efforts. Our practices must also comply with all applicable state and federal regulations, and insure that all future liability for disposed equipment is eliminated.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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