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ASUM Sustainability Coordinator
Departments are encourage to purchase only the amount of chemicals necessary and not stockpile or store additional chemicals. A central purchasing department called Chem Stores oversees the purchase of chemicals and can assist deparments in sharing when appropriate.
The University of Montana has a hazardous waste collection program. Hazardous waste is collected and containerized on-site. Solvents are bulked in 55 gallon drums and shipped off-site for incineration. Elemental neutralization also occurs on-site and disposed of. Biohazardous waste is collected from across campus and items that cannot be autoclaved or chemically treated are shipped off-site for treatment and disposal.
The University stopped the chemical reuse program due to lack of storage space.
The labor crew handles more then 90% of the E-waste; students do not handle it. The labor crew, and UM's Recycling Coordinator, consists of the only people that handle the E-waste. They have special guidelines they follow to make sure they are getting rid of the waste in a safe and responsibly way.
o Any equipment that is brought in that holds personal data is first destroyed. Then the equipment is palletized and shrink-wrapped. The university of Montana then sends the equipment to ECS refining, located in California
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