|Submission Date||Jan. 31, 2011|
Associate Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
Researchers are encouraged to minimize their waste. Waste minimization is a prominent chapter in the Hazardous Waste Management manual and the laboratory safety training program. Additionally, the Environmental Health and Safety Office operates a chemical redistribution program to find new owners for unwanted, unused laboratory chemicals. They have also employed a Pollution Prevention specialist to develop campus-wide waste minimization programs such as xylene and solvent recycling.
All hazardous, radioactive, some universal, and chemical waste (including non-regulated) is managed through the Environmental Health and Safety Office. A request must be submitted either electronically to the EHSO. The hazardous chemical waste that is received from UIC laboratories is brought to a central facility managed by the EHSO Health and Safety Section. Most of the solvent waste is bulked by compatibility into 55-gallon drums. Most of the solid waste and other liquid waste is lab packed into drums with other chemicals in the same compatibility class. All the waste is transported and
prepared for final disposal by approved, permitted hazardous waste vendors.
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.