Hazardous Waste

Resource Conservation

Resource Conservation initiatives are an important step toward ensuring environmental preservation by reducing waste at the point of generation and by finding new opportunities for recycling or reusing materials. The Hazardous Materials Management (HMM) program supports resource conservation by coordinating several recycling programs including fluorescent light bulbs, computer monitors, batteries, and fluorescent lamp ballasts. Working in conjunction with the Office of Campus Sustainability, HMM helps administer pollution prevention programs including silver recovery, mercury reduction, solvent recycling and chemical redistribution. HMM also participates in the Planet Blue initiative by taking part in open houses to promote recycling and supports cost effective alternatives to traditional waste disposal options.