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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.

Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jack Byrne
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

Middlebury College
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Melissa Beckwith
Assistant Director, Support Services
Facilities Services
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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 electronics waste is collected and shipped to a local Recycler (http://www.retroworks.net/). We have toured their facility and are provided with a certificate of recycling.


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

Institutionally-generated materials are brought back to a central location. Materials are then evaluated for re-use. Units that are still useable are wiped of information and donated to local organizations and schools. Parts are used for repairs. All materials not being used for donation or reuse are recycled.


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

Students are able to recycle anything with a cord by bringing them to the campus recycling center. All materials are sent to a computer recycler.


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.