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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Corey Hawkey
Submission Date July 29, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Arizona State University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Betty Lombardo
Manager
University Sustainability Practices
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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:

Electronics and appliances in good condition are collected by ASU Surplus Property and sold to auction bidders. Electronics and appliances that are generated from residence halls or are in poor condition are taken to Westech, a recycling company located near downtown Phoenix. Items in good condition are refurbished for continued use and broken items are taken apart and the individual parts are recycled.

Whenever possible, Westech keeps items in local and regional markets. They recycle items in accordance with all state and federal regulations. University representatives has performed site visits to ensure that Westech responsively demanufactures and recycles electronic waste.


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

Arizona State University’s electronics and appliance recycling program accepts computers and peripherals, TVs and components, video games, stereo and video equipment, cameras, cables and switches, personal mini-fridges, microwaves, and more. Faculty and staff must contact Surplus Property for pick up.


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

Arizona State University’s electronics and appliance recycling program for student generated materials includes computers and peripherals, TVs and components, video games, stereo and video equipment, cameras, cables and switches, personal mini-fridges, microwaves, and more. Students place these items in electronics recycling bins that are located at the front desk of every Tempe residence hall. Also, drop off boxes are placed outside multiple residence hall locations during move-out.


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

The information presented here is self-reported. While AASHE staff review portions of all STARS reports and institutions are welcome to seek additional forms of review, the data in STARS reports are not verified by AASHE. If you believe any of this information is erroneous or inconsistent with credit criteria, please review the process for inquiring about the information reported by an institution and complete the Data Inquiry Form.