1420 Waste Stream, Scrap Material and Recycling Management

Responsible Official: 
Director of Finance & Administration, Facilities
Responsible Office: 
Facilities, Environmental Health and Safety
Effective Date: 
August 30, 2011
Revision Date: 
January 18, 2012

Scope

This Policy applies to all Yale University regulated and non regulated waste, scrap and recycling streams and establishes requirements for staff, faculty and students regarding approved disposal responsibilities and stewardship including, but not limited to the following:

  • Recycling (paper products, cardboard, bottles, cans, etc.)
  • Food and cooking oil
  • Chemicals, including mechanical/industrial oil (hazardous and non-hazardous)
  • Bulk and municipal waste, including pallets
  • Electronic and universal waste (computers, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.)
  • Office items (desks, furniture, etc.)
  • Non-infectious animal bedding
  • Medical and pathological waste
  • Radioactive waste
  • Metal and compound material scrap
  • Landscape materials, including trees and shrubbery
  • Construction and renovation debris

Policy Statement and Reason for the Policy

The purpose of the Policy is to ensure that all University waste streams, scrap materials and recycling are handled in a manner consistent with the University’s efforts for sustainability, environmental, health and safety standards, as well as financial stewardship of University property.  All waste, scrap and recycling originally purchased by the University are University property, regardless of location. For additional information on how to properly categorize each waste stream, please visit the responsible department’s website.

Roles & Responsibilities

The following directory outlines the approved disposal responsibility and contact information for waste, scrap and recycling management.  Disposal via any alternative method (i.e., not contacting the approved department for disposal) is a violation of University policy. 

Note, specific approvals are required for Disposal of Equipment (per Policy 4209.7), Disposal of Capital Assets (per Policy 4202.6), and Disposal of Obsolete Inventory (per Policy 4210.9) prior to categorizing them as waste, scrap or recycling and disposing of these items via the methods contained within this policy.

Subject

Contact and Link Information

Phone for pickup and disposal

Recycling (paper products, cardboard, bottles, cans, etc.)

Yale Facilities Building Superintendent

www.facilities.yale.edu

http://recycling.yale.edu

Local/building specific recycling locations

Food waste

Yale Facilities www.facilities.yale.edu

http://recycling.yale.edu

Facilities Work Request (for pickup)

203-432-6888 (Central)

203-737-3005 (West)

Cooking oils

Dining Services

www.yale.edu/dining

Local/building specific recycling locations

Chemicals including mechanical/industrial oil (hazardous and non-hazardous)

Yale Environmental Health & Safety

www.yale.edu/ehs

EHS Waste Request Line

203-432-6545

Bulk and municipal waste, including pallets

Yale Facilities www.facilities.yale.edu

http://recycling.yale.edu

Facilities Work Request (for pickup)

203-432-6888 (Central)

203-737-3005 (West)

Electronic and universal waste (computers, monitors, electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, etc.)

Yale Environmental Health & Safety

www.yale.edu/ehs

For disposal of Computers and Peripherals (see Procedure 1610 PR.02), Disposal of Media Containing Confidential or Protected Health information (see Procedure 1609 PR.01)

EHS Waste Request Line

203-432-6545

Office items (desks, furniture, etc.)

Traffic, Receiving & Stores (TRS)

www.yale.edu/trs

(Traffic, Receiving & Stores-TRS)

203-436-4595

Non-infectious animal bedding

Yale Facilities www.facilities.yale.edu

http://recycling.yale.edu

Facilities Work Request (for pickup)

203-432-6888 (Central)

203-737-3005 (West)

Medical and pathological waste

Yale Environmental Health & Safety

www.yale.edu/ehs

EHS Waste Request Line

203-432-6545

Radioactive waste

Yale Environmental Health & Safety

www.yale.edu/ehs

EHS Waste Request Line

203-432-6545

Metal and compound material scrap

Yale Facilities www.facilities.yale.edu

http://recycling.yale.edu

Facilities Work Request (for pickup)

203-432-6888 (Central)

203-737-3005 (West)

Landscape materials, including trees and shrubbery

Yale Facilities www.facilities.yale.edu

http://recycling.yale.edu

Facilities Work Request (for pickup)

203-432-6888 (Central)

203-737-3005 (West)

Construction and renovation waste

Yale Facilities Project Manager

www.facilities.yale.edu

Will vary by project