Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
Executive Letter Download

STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 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 performs audits on all recycling and disposal vendors and facilities that are used for materials they manage. Certificates of recycling are obtained from the vendors that perform the recycling processes.


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

Electronic waste that has potential resale value is sent to Surplus Property for resale. Electronic waste that is broken, non-working, or has no potential resale value is delivered to Environmental Health and Safety which sends it off for to be recycled.


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

Student generated electronic waste is delivered to Environmental Health and Safety which sends it off for to be recycled.


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

The university, by state law, must sell all unwanted materials. Electronic waste that has potential resale value is sent to Surplus Property for resale. Electronic waste that is broken, non-working, or has no potential resale value is delivered to Environmental Health and Safety, which sends it off to be recycled.

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