Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 58.11
Liaison R. Johnston
Submission Date March 10, 2014
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University of Missouri, Kansas City
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 R. Kaye Johnston
Sustainability Coordinator
Campus Facilities
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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:

UMKC will minimize waste generation through sound principles of material reduction, reuse and recycling.


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

The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) is a centralized service for monitoring the acquisition, storage, use, and proper disposal of hazardous materials used in teaching, research, and industrial services at UMKC.


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

None


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

UMKC will minimize waste generation through sound principles of material reduction, reuse and recycling.


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):

All computers and peripherals are picked up by IS and taken to Surplus Property for resale to the broader community. Any items not sold through the Surplus Property program are then recycled with a certified vendor.


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

UMKC Surplus Property makes available computers, monitor and peripherals for reuse through its program. Additionally, any computers or components are recycled with a certified vendor who adheres to environmental standards for environmental and worker safety.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
http://www.umkc.edu/finadmin/ehs/chemical-safety.asp
+ Date Revised: April 15, 2014

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