OP 20: Hazardous Waste Management – version 2.2
Frequently Asked Questions
What “equivalent programs approved by AASHE” can be claimed under this credit?
Institutions earn full points under Part 2 of this credit if their recycler is certified under the e-Stewards and/or Responsible Recycling (R2) standards, OR one of the following equivalent programs:
Resources, Templates & Tools
- Responsible Recycling (R2) standards
- Equivalent conditions for waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling operations taking place outside the European Union – Final Report, European Commission Environment
- University of Guelph – Provides detailed information on incidents, including the dates that the incidents were reported.
- American University – Report links to Hazardous Waste Guidelines
Common Issues Identified During Review
- Part 1 – Descriptive responses should be relevant to each question. (1: steps taken to reduce hazardous waste, 2: how the institution safely disposes of hazardous waste, 3: description of any significant hazardous material release incidents, 4: description of any inventory system employed by the institution to facilitate the reuse or redistribution of laboratory chemicals.
- Part 2 – Descriptive responses must support affirmative responses: 1: electronic waste generated by the institution; and/or 2: electronic waste generated by students. It is common to overlook referencing how e-waste generated by students is managed.