Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 36.66
Liaison Howard Ways
Submission Date Feb. 17, 2012
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University of the District of Columbia
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Joshua Lasky
Sustainability Manager
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
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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 electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
No

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

UDC participates in a Department of Justice program administered by UNICOR, which states the following:

All material is received, manifested, and processed as recyclable in accordance with a “zero landfill policy”. Each unit is evaluated and tested for re-utilization of parts, components, or materials. All circuitry is removed, decontaminated, and destroyed prior to precious metal recovery. All recycled materials are recovered in compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations. UNICOR, Federal Prison Industries, Inc. warranties the complete disposition of this material (CRT Glass is recycled by Closed Loop Recycle and Recovery, Phoetix, AZ).


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

All electronic waste generated by the institution is disposed through a centralized process, in which individual offices submit a request for pickup. UDC's janitorial services collects equipment and transports it to the loading dock, where it is stored, packaged, and shipped off.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
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The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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