Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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University of Montana
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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

o The labor crew handles more then 90% of the E-waste; students do not handle it. The labor crew, and UM's Recycling Coordinator, consists of the only people that handle the E-waste. They have special guidelines they follow to make sure they are getting rid of the waste in a safe and responsibly way.
o Any equipment that is brought in that holds personal data is first destroyed. Then the equipment is palletized and shrink-wrapped. The university of Montana then sends the equipment to ECS refining, located in California.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

The labor crew handles more then 90% of the E-waste; students do not handle it. The labor crew, and UM's Recycling Coordinator, consists of the only people that handle the E-waste. They have special guidelines they follow to make sure they are getting rid of the waste in a safe and responsibly way.
o Any equipment that is brought in that holds personal data is first destroyed. Then the equipment is palletized and shrink-wrapped. The university of Montana then sends the equipment to ECS refining, located in California


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

Electronic waste that student-owned is collected from recycling stations at the residence halls. It is then comingled with institution-generated materials and recycled in that same manner.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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