|Overall Rating||Bronze - expired|
|Submission Date||Feb. 16, 2016|
Western Colorado University
OP-25: Hazardous Waste 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?:
A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, special (e.g. coal ash), universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
There are 2 certified asbestos removal experts on campus and we have a written plan re: where and how to remove asbestos.
E-recycling stations are placed in residence halls and transferred to Facilities Services by students.
IT handles their E-waste through MetTec.
Facilities handles all other campus technological waste, including batteries.
Labs have hazardous waste pick up.
A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
We have a pickup program through Waste Management to dispose of certain hazardous and chemical wastes. We also use environmentally responsible recycling companies like Metech for certain materials.
A brief description of any significant hazardous material release incidents during the previous three years, including volume, impact and response/remediation:
None in the last 3 years.
A brief description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution?:
Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish electronic waste generated by students?:
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program(s):
We have a Metech recycling program to handle all of our e-waste responsibly.
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Metech is certified under the e-Stewards and R2 standards.
The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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