Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.23
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Jan. 13, 2012
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STARS v1.1

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Connie Smith
Risk Manager
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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?:

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Basic waste minimization options include:
- Waste stream segregation ; keep hazardous and non-hazardous wastes clearly separated
- Good housekeeping - prevent contamination of good material, control spillage, etc.
- Inventory control - keep track of materials to prevent duplicate orders, and generating outdated material
- Order chemicals in smaller containers and quantities
- Material substitution - where possible use a non-hazardous chemical
- Using smaller scale demonstrations
- Modifying specific experiments - use a non-hazardous metal in place of mercury, lead, cadmium, etc.

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

Various departments across campus produce different types of waste. The Hazardous Waste Program has specific protocol and methods for disposal for each department depending on the type of waste produced. The Hazardous Waste Program can be viewed at http://www.uwrf.edu/RiskManagement/loader.cfm?csModule=security/getfile&PageID=18889

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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