Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.57
Liaison Keaton Schrank
Submission Date June 9, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Westminster University - Utah
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Kerry Case
Environmental Director
Environmental Center
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, 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, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
In science classrooms and labs chemicals synthesized in classes are re-used, not thrown away. All lab chemicals are organized, labeled and kept in an online and written inventory.

A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:
-All chemical lab waste follows a Chemical Safety Standard Operating Procedure, which fulfills Federal Regulations. -The majority of the chemical waste is collected from labs and auto-claved using the school's auto-claver. This sterilizes all waste and makes it non-toxic. It is then disposed of along with the rest of the trash. - The (halogenated) chemical waste the school cannot auto clave is carefully stored in non-flammable locked closets. This is a comparatively small amount of waste (1 drum) which is yearly it is taken to the landfill, where they process hazardous waste according to standards. - All hazardous waste generated by Maintenance and Facilities is disposed of in accordance with Salt Lake County policy at their facilities.

The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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