Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 54.76
Liaison Jamie Greiner
Submission Date March 22, 2021
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STARS v2.1

University of Mount Union
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jamie Greiner
Sustainability and Campus Outreach Manager
Nature Center
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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:

The University of Mount Union makes every attempt to reduce hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste through a joint effort by the Physical Plant, IT, and the Natural Sciences Department. Purchases of only needed chemicals for specific laboratory testing are limited and tracked by the institution's chemical hygiene office. Hazardous chemicals are closely monitored by the Maintenance Supervisor in the Physical Plant.


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

The chemical hygiene officer and physical plant coordinate disposal of all hazardous and chemical waste materials. An outside contractor licensed to handle this type of waste is hired to pick up and properly dispose of all materials.


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

We currently have not had any hazardous material incidents in the past three years.


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

We use an on-line chemical inventory of all chemicals - MSDSOnline - Powered by MSDSonline, a VelocityEHS solution. This inventory is accessible by all employees.


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:

IT Liquidation


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

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
3 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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Regency R2 is the company used for IT Liquidation. Mark Kolenz provided amount recycled.

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