331.3 Disposal of Solid Waste

Created by: Dana Trebing on 06/01/2004
Category: 3 - Finance and Administration; 30 - Buildings/Grounds/Equipment
Originator: Director of Facilities Services
Current File: 331.3
Adoption Date: 06/01/2004
Reviewed for Currency: 06/01/2004
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Date of Origin: 06/01/2004
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331.3 Disposal of Solid Waste


A. Background


Furman University strives to maintain a safe and attractive campus and to set high standards of environmental stewardship.


B.  Policy


The University prohibits the disposal of solid waste on campus property other than authorized dumpster or recycling areas or trash receptacles or by expressed direction of Facilities Services management.  Disposal of hazardous waste will be done only under the supervision of the University's Environmental Health and Safety Manager.


C. Guidelines


1.  General:  All consumer level waste will be separated for recycling, stored in appropriate containers and removed from campus by recycling vendors.  In addition to ongoing programs in all university buildings and residences, the university operates an unattended recycling center behind Daniel Music Building.  The Furman community is encouraged to utilize this facility for recycling household recyclables when services are not provided at their residences.


a. Routine disposal of household garbage by individuals not residing on campus in University dumpsters and compactors is prohibited.


b. The practice of "dumping" used furnishings, appliances, or other large items is prohibited.


2.  Construction:  All contractors will comply with the written and oral construction guidelines of the university or will be charged the cost of remediation by the university.  The university's goals are to recycle as much construction debris and packaging as possible under the guidelines in the contract documents.


3.  Organic waste: (trees, stumps, etc.) will either be stockpiled at the university site for generating mulch or will be mulched and stockpiled on site by direction of the university's project manager.  All non-organic debris (rock, concrete, asphalt, metal etc.) must be separated from yard debris prior to stockpiling.  Under no circumstances is trash or wood debris to be burned.


4.  Waste soil or construction spoil: Top soil is to be clean and stockpiled only in construction areas authorized by the university.  Approved erosion control measures will be applied to stockpiles.


a. Waste/excess soil (construction spoil) must be cleaned of all organic materials and construction debris and will only be deposited in areas under the direction of the university's project manager.  The contractor will be required to grade or level spoil areas periodically and will remove any unsuitable or inappropriate debris from the deposited site at no charge to the university.  Any cost incurred by the university in remediating a spoil site will be charged to the contractor.


b. Disposal of materials from sites other than a Furman University project is prohibited.