Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 49.07
Liaison Eva Rocke
Submission Date March 21, 2014
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STARS v1.2

University of Montana
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Cherie Peacock
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Departments are encourage to purchase only the amount of chemicals necessary and not stockpile or store additional chemicals. A central purchasing department called Chem Stores oversees the purchase of chemicals and can assist deparments in sharing when appropriate.

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

The University of Montana has a hazardous waste collection program. Hazardous waste is collected and containerized on-site. Solvents are bulked in 55 gallon drums and shipped off-site for incineration. Elemental neutralization also occurs on-site and disposed of. Biohazardous waste is collected from across campus and items that cannot be autoclaved or chemically treated are shipped off-site for treatment and disposal.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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