The purpose of this document is to describe the procedure for managing the accumulation, storage, packaging, shipping, tracking, and record keeping of lamps, ballasts, batteries, and capacitors that qualify for the Recycle Program.
This document applies to materials received from all facilities and buildings at St. Mary’s University that are maintained by the Facilities Department. Materials currently in the recycle program: Lamps (T12/T8/HID/CFL’s, and U-tubes), Ballasts (non-PCB), Batteries (Alkaline, Nickel, Silver, and Mercury), and Capacitors (non-PCB).
The recycle program will use appropriate means of collection and storage of recyclable material to reduce the risk of breakage or leakage during handling and shipping. Bulk storage and shipping of materials used in high quantity, such as lamps, will be used whenever practical. There are four primary types of materials in the recycle program: Lamps, Ballasts, Batteries, and Capacitors. The process for accumulation, storage, packaging, shipping, tracking, and record keeping is the same for all four materials. The difference is in the types of containers and shipping requirements of the material. The process steps are as follows:
All personnel responsible for accumulation, storage, packaging, shipping, tracking, and/or record keeping must be trained on the procedures of the Recycle Program per Facilities Departmental Training Program.
Records of accumulation, shipping, and confirmation of receipt will be managed by Facilities Maintenance Supervisor and forwarded to the Environmental Health and Safety office for filing.
Available in the Administration and Finance Office:
Appendix A: Recycle Container Inventory Tracking Log