|Submission Date||Dec. 18, 2020|
University of New Brunswick, Saint John
OP-20: Hazardous Waste 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?:
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.
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 Saint John 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?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
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:
All UNB computers to be recycled come to ITS. ITS removes hard drives and UNB Asset tags from the gear and place the gear in the provincially provided collection bags in our collection room. The Restore comes to campus with a cube van to collect the bags. The van can hold max 5 full bags.
Batteries are also collected at a number of sites across campus and recycled through Call2Recycle.
Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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