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

University of Florida
OP-21: Hazardous Waste Management

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Sims
Implementation Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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Does the institution have strategies in place to safely dispose of all hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste and seek to minimize the presence of these materials on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of steps taken to reduce hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

The mission of the Hazardous Material Management (HMM) program is to provide campus laboratories and support services with a safe, EPA and NRC approved method for disposing of hazardous and chemical wastes. University personnel can contact the HMM program if they need help in determining if their waste is hazardous and need information about safe disposal. The HMM website offers resources for reducing hazardous waste on campus through programs such as the chemical swap program and best practices


A brief description of how the institution safely disposes of hazardous, universal, and non-regulated chemical waste:

Hazardous and chemical waste is disposed of through safe, EPA and NRC approved methods. Specific processes vary depending on the material.

The Hazardous Material Management Office educates campus users about proper disposal methods and oversees the removal from campus and regulatory reporting.


The website URL where information about hazardous materials management is available:

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