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Annual "Round-Up" of Waste Items

In 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 grounds departments.

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.

Published in the Spring 1997 Edition of In Brief

Questions or comments?
Contact Ruth Unks @ 480.731.8879

Maricopa Community Colleges
Office of General Counsel
2411 West 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281-6942
480.731.8877 / 480.731.8890 fax

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