Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 49.65
Liaison Jennifer Bodine
Submission Date Feb. 19, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Weber State University
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.75 / 1.00 Jennifer Bodine
Sustainability Specialist
Facilities Management
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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:

Weber State University is working to reduce and eliminate hazardous waste. For example, in the Facilities Management Department, all paints have been switched over to water-based paints rather than using paints with VOCs. In general, Facilities Management is working to purchase products with little or no VOCs if there is a good substitute for traditionally purchased products.


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

Weber State University has an Environmental Health and Safety Department that is responsible for keeping track of and properly disposing of all hazardous materials. With regard to chemical disposal, the Environmental Health and Safety Department uses the state contractor, Clean Harbors, to dispose of those materials. Bio-hazardous materials are disposed of through MDS (Medical Disposal Systems, Inc.)


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

N/A


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

WSU currently does not have a chemical reuse or redistribution program.


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?:
No

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:

WSU's Property Control receives all e-waste and will first refurbish the material for reuse. If other University departments do not want the materials then they are put up for public sale. All items that cannot be reused are recycled through the state contractor.


Is the institution’s electronic waste recycler certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards?:
Yes

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:
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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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