Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 58.79
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date June 9, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Denver
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
1.00 / 1.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainbility
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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:

Substituting non-hazardous/less hazardous chemicals for hazardous ones, refrain from buying chemicals in bulk, maintain accurate chemical inventories to avoid duplicate ordering, sharing chemicals left by of outgoing researchers instead of disposing of them, eliminate mercury containing instruments/thermometers wherever possible


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

All hazardous waste is collected by the Environmental Health and Safety Department and disposed of through third parties. All Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations are observed.


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:

Currently managed through excel


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish 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), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

The University has taken the initiative to responsibly dispose of all unwanted institution generated electronic equipment such as PC's, printers and monitors. Disposal is facilitated by IT, in order to ensure data security. Recycling is completed by vendors who are E-steward and ISO14001 certified.


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

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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