Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 45.27
Liaison Meghna Tare
Submission Date July 12, 2016
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University of Texas at Arlington
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Meghna Tare
Director
Office of Sustainability
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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:

UT Arlington strives to reduce hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste through educating researchers and minimizing the amount of chemical reagent that are purchased by departments. There is also a project ongoing to design a Chemical Inventory for all the chemicals used on campus (using a software application)


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

UT Arlington manages the hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste through the UT System approved hazardous waste contractor, in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.


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:

UT Arlington is in the process of implementing a chemical inventory system using the Chemical Environmental Management System (CEMS). CEMS will be used to record the quantity, type, location of chemicals stored in laboratories and offer surplus chemicals or chemical reuse inventory to researchers at UT Arlington.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Being a State University, some e-waste items are to be disposed of in accordance with state requirements. Senate Bill 1105, Section 2175.126(a) and (b) of the 76th Legislative Session mandates that surplus data processing equipment should be sent to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to become part of the “TDCJ Computer Recovery Program”. Technotrash is small computer ware such as CDs, DVDs, diskettes, audio/video tapes, and small computer components such as mother boards, hard drives, disk drives, etc. You can contact the Office of Sustainability at ext. 20199 and request these items be picked up. They will be picked up at the same time cartridges are picked up. If you have a small quantity that will fit in an envelope, you can put them in campus mail to Office of Sustainability Box 19333. We do not recycle the mouse, the keyboard, cords, speakers, etc.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

Being a State University, some e-waste items are to be disposed of in accordance with state requirements. Senate Bill 1105, Section 2175.126(a) and (b) of the 76th Legislative Session mandates that surplus data processing equipment should be sent to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to become part of the “TDCJ Computer Recovery Program”. Technotrash is small computer ware such as CDs, DVDs, diskettes, audio/video tapes, and small computer components such as mother boards, hard drives, disk drives, etc. You can contact the Office of Sustainability at ext. 20199 and request these items be picked up. They will be picked up at the same time cartridges are picked up. If you have a small quantity that will fit in an envelope, you can put them in campus mail to Office of Sustainability Box 19333. We do not recycle the mouse, the keyboard, cords, speakers, etc.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:

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