Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 51.13
Liaison Parker Long
Submission Date July 25, 2012
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Commonwealth University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Steve Heinitz
Recycling Manager
Physical Plant
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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?:
Yes

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

Reduce the amount of chemicals ordered to decrease chemical waste. Label all chemical waste containers appropriately. Consolidate compatible chemical waste. Do not let wastes accumulate. Do not abandon labs with chemical wastes left behind. Consult OHES if a new research project is going to begin that will generate large quantities of waste.


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

Protocols have been developed which instruct, in a step-by-step process, how chemical waste is to be disposed of on both campuses of the university. These protocols are listed in Section XIV (Medical Campus) and Section XV (Academic Campus) of the Environmental Health & Safety Program for Chemical Waste Management.


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