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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 joni newcomer
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

New Mexico State University
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Steve Self
Energy Manager
Facilities and 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 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:

When we sell in auction, we make sure that the purchaser promises to re-use properly. The university does not dismantle or recover the individual components so for NMSU there are no worker safety hazards.


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

As a policy, all electronic devices are sent to the Property Office; all hard drives are erased, and then sold at auction. We ascertain that the products do not go to countries where the hazardous materials are taken out without safety precautions. We send our e-waste to New Mexico prison system where it is dismantled or re-used when possible.


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

Our waste and recycling vendor has a contract with our student housing department to recycle all small electronics directly into the blue recycling bins in all housing parking lots and blue brutes for curbside pickup.


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

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