Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.19
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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University of Texas at Austin
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Jeff Basile
Manager
Facilities Services
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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

Facilities Services Surplus Properties Section collects all University-owned electronic waste to include computers and monitors.  Every effort is made to handle these commodities in a safe manner as not to create any personal injury to the employees and to ensure the items are not sent to any unauthorized disposal facility or landfill.  Once collected, these assets are transferred to the Texas Correctional Industries where they are reused and not sent to a landfill for disposal.  These excess computers and associated equipment are also made available to Texas educational institutions such as Elementary Schools and High Schools.   


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

University Surplus gathers all institution-generated e-waste and disburses it through allowed disposal channels (no landfill): Texas educational insitutions, Surplus auctions, and Texas Correctional Industries.

Prior to Surplus, we offer a hard drive destruction service for staff and faculty that includes extraction of recyclable materials. This service is available through Information Technology Services (ITS).


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

There are two major outlets for student-generated electronic waste. The Campus Computer Store offers a buyback program for personal electronics, and the Student Engineering Council holds an annual e-waste drive, partnering with Goodwill for disposal of the e-waste items. Goodwill's local Jobs to Work program uses the electronics for jobs training and recycles all recyclable material.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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