Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 62.83
Liaison Danielle Smith
Submission Date Aug. 11, 2020

STARS v2.2

University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Mike Hardy
Sustainability Officer
Facilities 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?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The university employs an electronic chemical inventory system (Chematix) which is used to manage the amounts of materials on campus and assist in sharing rather than duplicating acquisitions.


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

When a chemical is slated for disposal, a Hazardous Waste Disposal Workorder Form must be submitted to the EHS office for review. A date will be set for disposal pick-up and, upon pick up, a record must be made in Chematix that the item has been disposed of or the record is deleted entirely depending on the lab.

https://www.unb.ca/fredericton/environmental-safety/handbook/hazmat/waste-disposal.html


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

None to Report


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

Chematix is used by UNB Fredericton to inventory hazardous materials on campus.


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:

UNB now has three electronic waste recycling bins on the Fredericton campus to make it easy for you to dispose of unwanted personal electronic devices, such as cell phones, batteries, and empty printer cartridges.

When a computer gets replaced at the University of New Brunswick, it doesn’t get thrown in a landfill. One project coordinated by ITS, the Student Union, and Financial services is the Great Computer Giveaway. Laptops that are coming out of service, that were a part of the Student Technology Fee purchases from prior years, are refurbished and offered to students in financial need. The giveaway has provided over 400 computers to students at no cost to them since 2004.

Computers and flat panel monitors go to the Computers for Schools program, where systems are supplied to local schools, libraries and non-profits/charities.


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

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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