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Director of Environmental Health and Safety
Buidings and Grounds Services
As required by New York State law, Vassar College regulates and safely disposes its hazardous waste. The College seeks to minimize the presence of hazardous materials, on campus especially in chemistry and biology laboratories.
The waste management plan covers all aspects of hazardous material use including: Minimization of waste, proper storage and handling of waste, and proper disposal of waste. The plan also designates chemical hygiene officers in each department to act as liaisons with the Environmental Health and Safety officer.
Materials collected at designated central locations in buildings that use chemicals are removed and disposed of by contractor.
Vassar uses the Vertere chemical inventory system. All chemicals that are purchased in Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, Earth Science, and the Field Station should be entered into the system upon arrival at Vassar. The chemicals are all inventoried once per year.
Through this system, one is able to check and see if a chemical is available in any of these locations. Anyone in any department can get access to this inventory online at the web interface for Vertere, or they can contact a department technician to find a chemical for them on campus.
Apple program for computer exchange.
The college has a computer exchange deal with Apple computers. Most other e-waste can be brought to the Computer Information Center for recycling or reuse. All reusable batteries are disposed of through a third-party recycling program in drop boxes located around campus.
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