Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 52.06
Liaison Casey Meehan
Submission Date June 15, 2017
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STARS v2.0

Western Technical College
OP-25: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Joshua Housel
Sustainability Intern
Sustainability
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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:

Western Technical College actively avoids use of these hazardous wastes.


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

All hazardous wastes are tract and collected by the Physical Plant. Western Technical College works with the company Stericycle in order to remove Bio-hazardous wastes safely. These wastes are removed four times a year. In the same and environmental responsible disposing of other hazardous wastes Western employs the company Veolia. These wastes are removed by Veolia on a need based schedule.


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:
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Does the institution have or participate in a program to responsibly recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all 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):

Western Technical College works with the company Prodigy. Western refurbishes and sells all computers and other electronics possible to Prodigy. Western sold approximately $100,000 worth of equipment last year after it was refurbished. The balance of the electronics were either sold or donated directly to Prodigy.


A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:

All electronic equipment is either refurbished and re-sold to Prodigy or other interested parties. The remainder of electronics are either sold as is or donated directly to Prodigy.


The website URL where information about the institution’s hazardous and electronic-waste recycling programs is available:
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