"Round-Up" of Waste Items
compliance with the Environmental Protection Act which mandates that hazardous
waste receive special disposal treatment, the Risk Management Office will
be conducting its eighth annual "round-up" of waste items during
the week of May 19.
Hazardous waste is generated primarily from biology, chemistry and photography
labs as well as art departments, automotive shops and maintenance and
In 1995-96, the collective shipment of hazardous waste in the District
exceeded 8,000 pounds. While this amount may seem large, there has been
a steady decline in the volume of waste shipped to disposal sites over
the last eight years. Much of the decline can be attributed to science
faculty members adopting the use of micro experiments, and to employees
who now being more conservative when they purchasing products requiring
special disposal if not completely consumed.
Risk Management applauds the continuing efforts of employees to reduce
the size of the District's hazardous waste, which in turn cuts the costs
of packaging, shipping and treating.
If you would like more information or have questions on hazardous waste
disposal, please contact the Risk Management Office at 480-731-8879.
in the Spring 1997 Edition of In Brief