Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date March 19, 2013
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Virginia Tech
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Robert Lowe
Environmental Engineer
Environmental, Health & Safety
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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:

Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) manages the e-waste recycling program as part of our hazardous materials management program. All e-waste that is recycled goes only to permitted facilities that recycle waste within the United States. EHS receives and verifies certificates of recycling for all electronic waste that is shipped.


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

Working electronics are sold at public auction through Surplus Property according to state regulations. Non-working or valueless electronics are collected by Environmental, Health and Safety for recycling.


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

Virginia Tech will accept electronic waste from students for recycling. Electronic wastes are accepted from students during the end of semester move outs or if the student requests assistance with the disposal of electronic wastes.


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

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