Overall Rating Bronze
Overall Score 28.79
Liaison William Ghrist
Submission Date May 23, 2018
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STARS v2.1

Washtenaw Community College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Bill Ghrist
Manager of Energy and System Integration
Energy Services
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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:

Washtenaw Community College uses purchasing methods to reduce the volume of products that contain hazardous was such as mercury-free florescent lamps and conversion to LED in place of the florescent lamps. In our chemistry department they purchase in small quantities and manage the chemical for efficient use.


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

Washtenaw Community College maintains a storage building for storage of material classified as hazardous waste and works with certified vendors to regularly remove said waste from the campus while following all local, state, and national regulations. We also participate in a universal waste program to disposed of universal waste in an environmentally safe manner.


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

None


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

Chemicals in laboratories used in minimum way and once no longer usable is sent out for proper EPA compliant disposal by a company known as U.S. Ecology.


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:

Any electronics that is mostly metal is sent off to a metal shredding company. CRT and PC are sent to Great Lakes Electronics which is R2 compliant.


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

Electronic waste recycled or otherwise diverted from the landfill or incinerator during the most recent year for which data is available during the previous three years:
1.50 Tons

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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