Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 32.74
Liaison William Hargrove
Submission Date April 29, 2016
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University of Texas at El Paso
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Robert Moss
Assistant Vice President
Environmental Heath and Safety
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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:

EHS reviews and approves all raw chemical purchases to assure no excessive or unnecessary purchases are made.


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

Waste materials are aggregated, bulked and characterized to assure proper disposition and to avoid inappropriate disposal or release. Contracted hazardous waste company removes from campus all RCRA, non-RCRA and universal crates.


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:

Waste management function of EHS reviews all chemical purchases and tracks storage. Unused materials are redistributed to assure minimization of purchases. Unnecessary and large quantities of purchases are questioned prior to approval by EHS.


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?:
No

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):

All university computers are disposed in same refurbishment manner.


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

Discussions are held with contractors about contract requirements.


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