Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 35.20
Liaison Laura Miller
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

University of New Haven
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Christopher Reed
Director of Safety, Training & University Fire Marshal
Environmental Health and Safety Department
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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 New Haven has a set of policies and procedures under its Construction Safety and Environmental Management Plan, the Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC), and the Chemical Hygiene Plan for the overall reduction, prevention, and detection of spills and/ or releases of oil, hazardous, special, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste. In addition, the University of New Haven has a Safety Committee comprised of students and staff from a wide range of University departments. It is chaired by the AVP of Public Safety and Administrative Services. The Safety Committee meets regularly to address environmental, health, safety, and risk topics at the University of New Haven and works to identify ways to improve safety on the campus.


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

University of New Haven faculty and staff place a work order to have hazardous waste removed, then it is collected and stored in one of several satellite accumulation areas. The work order sheets are completed to verify whether the waste is in fact hazardous, thus helping the institution reduce the overall disposal of hazardous material. The University of New Haven uses an external contractor, Triumvirate Environmental, to process all hazardous waste disposal. The waste is collected between four to five times a year and shipped to facilities in Pennsylvania and Ohio where it is either incinerated or recycled.


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

The University of New Haven has not had any significant hazardous material release incidents during the past three years.


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

The University of New Haven currently does not have this setup. The University of New Haven does use MSDS which gives people information on each chemical Safety Data Sheet. The University of New Haven has SDS’s available for all chemicals used 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?:
No

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:

The University of New Haven uses an external contractor named AFA recyclers of CT to collect used electronic waste. AFA recyclers collect electronic waste on campus once a year. AFA Electronic Recyclers responsibly dispose of electronics. All data embedded devices, such as hard drives, are first dated and logged into AFA’s secure asset disposition inventory database. Then, the hard drives are rendered inoperable through dismantling, removing the printed circuit board and the aluminum housing, to expose the “data platters”. These “data platters” are then shredded. Below is a link to AFA Electronic Recyclers. http://afaelectronicrecyclers.com/


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

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:
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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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