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Scrap Metal Collection and Disposal (Environmental)

Approver(s):

Executive Council

Authorizes release:

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Responsible office:

Facilities Services

Review cycle:

Annually or as required

Adopted:

Unknown

Last update:

October 2016

Next review:

June 2017

Purpose

The purpose of this document is to describe the procedure to collect, disposition, and recycle scrap metal.

Background

Scrap metal generated on campus will be dispositioned and recycled to avoid excessive accumulation and reduce the risk of personnel injury.

Applicability

This document applies to the St. Mary’s Facilities Services.

Reference Documents

  • Waste Disposal Management Plan

Procedure

  • 20 CY scrap metal collection roll-off (bin) will be located in the Facilities boneyard to be used for ferrous and non-ferrous metal scrap.
  • Scrap metal will be harvested to separate out all non-metals (i.e. wood, plastic, glass) and electrical components (i.e. capacitors, motors) that may contain hazardous material before placing in the bin.
  • Equipment with refrigerant or oil will be deferred to Skilled Crafts to remove liquid before placing in bin (refer to Central Plant procedure for harvesting and logging used refrigerant).
  • Bin will be serviced on a quarterly basis by a third-party recycling vendor.
  • Disposal records of the recycled scrap metal will be maintained (including date and cash generated) by the Administration and Finance Office.
  • All cash value obtained through the recycle will be turned into the Facilities Services Office and credited to Employee Recognition Account #111001-71404-71105-70.

Responsibilities

  • Housekeeping will notify Skilled Crafts of any equipment or appliances that are ready for disposal but need to be disassembled to harvest hazardous components or liquids.
  • Skilled Crafts will removed hazardous components or liquids and scrap the remaining metal in the scrap metal bin. Hazardous materials will be disposed of per Waste Disposal Management Plan.
  • Facilities will issue a PM work order to initiate scrap metal recycle service on the first day of every third month (quarterly).
  • Luis Rodriguez, Associate Director, will contact third-party recycle service for quarterly servicing or when full (whichever comes first).

Training

All personnel responsible for the requirements of this procedure shall be trained on this procedure and the Waste Disposal Management Plan.

Record Keeping

Records will be maintained and filed in the Administration and Finance Office for a minimum of 5 years.

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