Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 68.39
Liaison Brian Liechti
Submission Date March 4, 2020

STARS v2.2

Warren Wilson College
OP-20: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Margo Flood
Sustainability Project Coordinator
Finance and Administration
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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:

Universal waste is tracked by the Recycling Crew and reported in our regular solid waste data report. Universal and hazardous waste sources are recorded in order to determine opportunities for reduction and to maintain compliance.


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

Hazardous and universal waste is accumulated according to regulations and shipped at regular intervals throughout the year with a certified Hazardous Waste hauler. In general, we place all chemicals (regulated or not) in an accumulation shed and the hauling company disposes of it properly. The Recycling Crew does regular inspections of most campus areas that produce waste to ensure that waste is accumulated and disposed of properly.


A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:

None have occurred.


A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:

The campus saves and purifies all organic solvents in the laboratory. These solvents are used in classes until they can no longer be salvaged.


Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Yes

Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
Yes

A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s), including information about how electronic waste generated by the institution and/or students is recycled:

Electronic waste is either dismantled in order to recycle its component parts (circuit boards, copper wire, copper motors, bulbs, batteries, adapters), or sent to GreenDisk to be recycled (CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, cassette tapes, media cases).


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
No

Website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous waste program is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:

The safety plan (attached to this form) addresses hazardous waste protocols.
Data for this reported was provided by the Recycling Manager and the Director of Public Safety.

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