Custodian of Procedure: VP Finance & Administration
Relevant Minnesota State System Policy: http://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/524.html
Effective Date: September 1, 2013
Last Review: N/A
Next Review: 2018
This procedure governs acceptance of potential hazardous waste materials as donations or gifts to Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM). Before accepting donated materials the university must assess the potential benefit as well as potential costs and risks of acquiring the intended gift.
Hazardous Waste: Any waste meeting one of the following as defined by Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA):
Infectious/Biological Waste: Waste posing a biological risk. Examples include; blood and other bodily fluids, sharps, human vaccines, infectious cultures, etc.
Materials: Any material which at the end of its usefulness creates a regulated waste.
Universal Waste: A subset of hazardous waste that is generated by most government, business and industry operations, and which is managed under reduced requirements.
The name and contact information for the hazardous waste coordinator shall be posted on the MSUM website. The hazardous waste coordinator for MSUM is the Environmental Health and Safety Administrator
Hazardous waste prohibition: Materials defined as hazardous, universal, or infectious/biological waste shall not be accepted as donations or gifts for any purpose.
Assessment of Donated Materials: Prior to accepting any donation or gift of materials not prohibited under subpart A, the university, in consultation with the designated hazardous waste coordinator, shall consider: