Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 48.22
Liaison Sarah Rykal
Submission Date July 25, 2013
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

University of Wisconsin-Stout
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Leann Fay
STARS Graduate Assistant
Sustainability Office
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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?:
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:

All (functional and non-functional) university owned electronics are to be sent to the Surplus Store when they are no longer needed for use by Departments. All usable electronics (with the exception of computers and laptops) are tested and offered for departmental re-use on campus each Wednesday. Items that are not claimed by departments are offered for sale at our public sale each Thursday.


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

A local recycler picks up all of our non-functional electronic waste in bulk on a weekly basis and provides a summary list of all items received. Electronic waste items are sorted by the recycler and delivered to Dynamic Recycling in LaCrosse, WI. (Dynamic is a State of Wisconsin approved E-Waste recycler). All non-functional hard drives are security wiped and damaged to the point of being no longer being usable prior to pick up. They are then shredded at time of delivery to Dynamic.


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

On campus, students can recycle electronic waste including: ink jet cartridges, laser jet cartridges, alkaline and rechargeable batteries, and personal electronics (Mp3 players, digital cameras, cell phones and graphing calculators).


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

Information about Part 1 from the head of Surplus Property

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