|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Safety & Security General
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?:
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?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Valencia College's Compliance Inspector in the Safety & Security Department oversees this process in conjunction with the Property Management Coordinator and Purchasing Department. College Policy Property Control 6HX28:511
requires compliance with Florida law.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
Valencia College has verbal agreements with three recyclers (A1-Assets, Orlando Recyclers and Southeastern Data) to pick up and recycle college equipment. These agreements have been in place for more than five years. Any data from hard drives is wiped clean or destroyed. The equipment may be re-sold and the college gets 50% of the proceeds from the sale or the equipment is destroyed and disposed of as recycled material. Leased copiers are returned to the vendor at the end of its life cycle or at the end of the lease. Purchased copiers are still disposed of through our current recyclers the same as all of our other electronics. Surplus electronics and/or furniture are donated to non-profits when they request items or when the college has equipment that will benefit the community better with a second life.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
Student government periodically collects cell phones for the 911 Cell Phone recycling program of our local sheriff's department- which cleans the phones and puts them in the hands of seniors or battered women for 911 use and recycles parts of otherwise unusable phones. The Orange County Solid Waste Department holds an E-waste recycling event on one of the campuses for the public. E-waste from Security's Lost and Found is sold by Student Government in an annual silent auction, as described in ER-T2-5: Sustainable Enterprise
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:
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