Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 33.32
Liaison James Taylor
Submission Date Sept. 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

University of North Florida
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nicolette Chimato
Student Assistant
Environmental Center
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

Environmental Health and Safety is available to consult with professors and instructors to evaluate the use of less or non hazardous chemicals in their experiments while conveying the same message to the students. Labs are encouraged to purchase non-mercury thermometers so that in the event of breakage less hazardous materials are involved.

Light bulbs are replaced only when burned out the entire fixture is not relamped, UNF has eliminated preventative replacement of lamps on campus. Electronic sensors are replacing mercury filled switches and thermostats when old units are failing and in new construction.

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

Hazardous wastes are accumulated in recognized satellite accumulation areas around campus, our chemical waste vendor comes 3-4 times per year to pickup the waste. Wastes are treated with a method appropriate for the types of compounds, for example select flammables are blended with fuel oil and used for firing industrial kilns. Universal wastes are accumulated in several locations and pickups are as needed throughout the year.

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