|Submission Date||Oct. 8, 2012|
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management
Safety & Security General
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:
Valencia College instituted green cleaning practices in 2006, which have reduced our hazardous chemical waste.
Additionally, the science departments have implemented multi student lab experiments in order to reduce the amount of waste produced. In 2008, the college’s Science departments have implemented greener chemicals for classroom experiments.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
Hazardous, Universal and non-regulated chemical waste is collected on our three major campuses and recycled through licensed disposal companies. Valencia College contracts with an outside firm to correctly dispose of all fluorescent light bulbs.
The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:
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