Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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Virginia Tech
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Robert Lowe
Environmental Engineer
Environmental, Health & Safety
"---" indicates that no data was submitted for this field

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:

The university has a waste minimization program as part of its hazardous waste management program. Special waste (coal ash) is sent to the local sanitary landfill where it is used as alternate daily cover.


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

Virginia Tech is a large quantity generator of hazardous wastes and has an EPA ID number that permits it to manage them. The department of Environmental Health and Safety manages all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste for the university in a regulatory compliant manner. Environmental Health and Safety performs audits on all recycling and disposal vendors and facilities that are used for materials they manage.


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

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