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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 Matthew Williams
Submission Date Jan. 31, 2011
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STARS v1.0

University of Florida
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program

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Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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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:

Departments are encouraged to review the list of surplus equipment available on Surplus Property's website before purchasing new equipment.
Departments are encouraged to not stockpile and/or store equipment for extended periods of time and to send such equipment to the Surplus Warehouse so that the equipment can be made available for other departments to actively use.
Departments are encouraged to perform preventative maintenance on equipment to sustain its useful life.

Through this effort, the University reduces the unnecessary purchase of electronic equipment that is already available from the Surplus Warehouse, as well as encouraging the re-use of available equipment suitable for other purposes.

Surplus Property will not sell or donate electronic equipment (working or non-working) in bulk unless the buyer has been approved as a recycler by Environmental Health and Safety and vendor pricing has been approved by Asset Management.


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

Recycling Unsold and Non-Working Electronic Equipment - If working electronic equipment is not sold or donated within a reasonable time frame, the equipment will be sent to an approved recycling vendor along with non-working electronic equipment.


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

We have Cartridges for Kids collection boxes in a handful of locations. Electronics recycling is concentrated in student housing for the end of the academic year. At the end of the academic year, electronics recycling is included with the Spring Check-out Recycling Project in some manner. It varies slightly from year-to-year.


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.