Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.57
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date June 9, 2011
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Westminster College - Utah
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kerry Case
Environmental Director
Environmental Center
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Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Yes

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 e-waste from college owned equipment or campus collection events is recycled with Metech. Metech Recycling received e-Stewards® Certification of all its facilities following rigorous, independent audits. Metech Recycling is the only Certified e-Stewards in Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, and Massachusetts. The e-Stewards Certification enables Metech Recycling to serve those who need electronics recycling services certified to the world’s top e-waste recycling standard.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:

All college owned e-waste is recycled through Metech. Approximately 2,000 pounds of college owned e-waste is recylced yearly through this company.
http://www.metechrecycling.com/

Westminster's IT department removes plastic and metal from any electronics that are going to be recyled and recycle them separately. The electronics are then taken to Metech to be recycled.


A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :

The Environmental Center holds an annual e-waste collection event at Earth Day each year for non-college owned items. The Environmental Center recently set up Call2Recycle in our front entryway, where you can recycle your cell or rechargable battery by slipping it into a plastic bag and into the box! It is easy, free, and will be recycled in a way that is safe for the environment.


The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available:

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