Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 53.46
Liaison Brian Pullen
Submission Date March 13, 2017
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STARS v2.1

University of South Florida St. Petersburg
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Pullen
Sustainability Planner
Facilities Services
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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:

Policy 8.1.3. USFSP shall minimize emissions of air pollutants from and within
buildings on campus through the installation of appropriate filtering
devices on fume hoods and by minimizing the storage and use of
volatile and hazardous materials in campus buildings

Policy 8.7.1. USFSP shall prepare an on-going evaluation of monitoring and
disposing of chemical and research wastes. Opportunities for new
technologies to assist in transporting and disposing of such wastes
shall be continuously evaluated.


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

Policy 7.16.1. USFSP shall meet all Local, State and Federal regulations in the
collection and transportation of its hazardous wastes and materials.

(1)(A) 11. Chemical and hazardous waste disposal systems;
The campus has made arrangements to transfer hazardous waste
generated by the Marine Science Laboratory and the USFSP Research
Lab (KRC) on an as-needed basis by outside vendors, which includes
chemical, nuclear, and other hazardous wastes. Engine oil and fuel oil
that is associated with the boat operations is removed by outside vendors
on a monthly basis and disposed of at a processing plant in Tampa


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

None


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

Re-Trac Waste Management Software Tool


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:

Campus Computing does the Following:
-Battery disposal at local battery recycling centers.
-Disposal of computer parts at local recycling centers.
-Mobile phone, battery and print cartridge recycling

A-1 Assets & Recycling collects all of the above e-waste and will collect any other e-waste by request from our Custodial Superintendent Kevin Cartmill. We have A-1 Assets come out at the end of each semester to collect any waste that students are getting rid of.


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:
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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