|Submission Date||Feb. 25, 2020|
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
OP-20: 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:
UMBC Environmental Safety's program is responsible for the removal of regulated or potentially regulated waste from University facilities and for overseeing the proper disposal of the waste. The types of waste collected include laboratory reagents, spent solvents, and used oil. Also instructs generators in chemical safety, hazardous waste management, and waste minimization, as well as responding to chemical spills that occur on campus.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Environmental Safety and Health oversees the proper management of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated wastes in accordance with all local, state and federal regulations. Adhering to these regulations, as well as good management practices, ensures that UMBC is operating to protect the safety and health of all members of the University community and to protect research, equipment, facilities and the environment.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
No significant releases of hazardous materials.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
None at this time
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:
UMBC has an e-CYCLE program for recycling electronics and other machines, including batteries.We partner with MOU Enterprises Inc., a R2 business, who states "M.O.U. Enterprises cares about the environment and ensures that we will recycle your electronic and computer scrap in the most efficient, safe and environmentally friendly manner. We fully pledge to a “Zero Landfill” policy. We manage all waste streams ensuring that end-of-life materials are processed with a commitment of compliance with all regulatory environmental requirements, preventing pollution and reducing environmental impact. We filter all E-scrap through our warehouse ensuring that your electronics are handled safely and securely."
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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