Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 47.35
Liaison Mike Evans
Submission Date Aug. 1, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Williams College
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Joe Moran
Manager of Safety and Environmental Compliance
Vice President for Operations
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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:

Changes in regulation of hazardous and universal waste have tended to increase the quantity of them being collected on Williams' campus, as has our decisions to provide battery collection. We view these as a positive, however, since those materials are now being disposed of in the proper manner.

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

Universal Waste is collected in buildings and transported to several collection locations on campus, and disposed of by appropriate third parties.

The EPA governs primarily our generation and disposal of hazardous waste. We have appropriate EPA numbers, for our two locations on campus. One for our waste from the Sciences is located in Morley and our second is located near the Facilities Building . The two numbers are required because we cannot transport waste across public streets and hence must have two separate areas. Williams is considered a Small Quantity Generator so our waste is packed and removed by a licensed hauler every 180 days. In addition, waste oil, which is not EPA regulated, is removed as needed by Cyn Environmental, and the solvents in the paint brush cleaners are removed by the vendor, presently Heritage Crystal Clean. All waste manifests are filed in the office of the science safety officer, and copies are sent to the appropriate state agencies.

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

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