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Bard Office of Sustainability (BoS)
Departments such as the Art Department and the Science Department are charged for disposal of their hazardous and non-regulated wastes and have worked to reduce the amounts generated.
We are a Small Quantity Generator (SQG) and dispose of our hazardous waste two times each year through a manifested process. Our hazardous waste program also handles non-regulated chemical waste. Our generation rates for Universal Waste require us to recycle materials like light bulbs and electronics once per year. We generally recycle twice per year.
We have not had reportable releases of hazardous materials during the last three years.
The science departments have implemented sharing chemicals between departments. The chemical inventory database is accessible by biology, chemistry, physics and psychology. They do this for some chemicals to keep inventory down and to use up older chemicals. There is an online ordering system that faculty can access to see what we have in stock before ordering new chemicals.
By default, electronic materials go to our Universal Waste Collection area for sorting and proper recycling, overseen by the Sustainability office and staffed by the Environmental Resources Department.
Bard's electronic waste recycler, EWASTE+, is certified Responsible Recycling (R2), as well as RIOS and NAID certified.
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