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Recycling and Solid Waste Collection

    Title:

    Recycling and Solid Waste Collection

    Publication date:

    9/20/2012

    Effective date:

    6/1/2012

    BRIEF

    Policy Summary

    Berkeley Lab is committed to environmental stewardship by minimizing the amount of waste sent to landfills and increasing the use of recyclable materials.

    Who Should Read This Policy

    This policy applies to Berkeley Lab employees, affiliates, and visitors using Berkeley Lab facilities.

    To Read the Full Policy, Go To:

    The POLICY tab on this wiki page

    Contact Information

    Contracts and Fleet Manager
    Facilities Division

    Title:

    Recycling and Solid Waste Collection

    Publication date:

    9/20/2012

    Effective date:

    6/1/2012

    POLICY

    A. Purpose

    Berkeley Lab is committed to environmental stewardship by minimizing the amount of waste sent to landfills and increasing the use of recyclable materials.
    Sustainability at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) translates into sound environmental stewardship. Berkeley Lab's Environmental Management System underscores sustainability principles in its efforts to lessen the Laboratory site's environmental impact in areas such as energy, water, and transportation. Solid waste reduction and recycling is a critical part of our sustainability efforts.

    B. Persons Affected

    All employees or affliates who work at or visit Berkeley Lab.

    C. Exceptions

    Not applicable

    D. Policy Statement

    Berkeley Lab encourages all Laboratory employees and affiliates to use and properly dispose of recyclable products. Berkeley Lab will work with its suppliers to incorporate effective end-of-life recycling programs into each commodity as applicable. Berkeley Lab encourages the cafeteria operator to use third party Green Business operators and to operate the cafeteria in a manner that will sustain a Green Business Certification.

    E. Roles and Responsibilities

    Managers, supervisor's employees, affiliates, and suppliers have the responsibility to adhere to the provisions of this policy.

    F. Definitions/Acronyms

    Term

    Definition

    Sustainable

    1. Capable of being sustained
    2. Capable of being continued with minimal long-term effect on the environment

    G. Recordkeeping Requirements

    Berkeley Lab's solid waste and recyclable service provider is required to provide the total tons per month of solid waste and recycled materials removed from the Berkeley Lab site.

    H. Implementing Documents

    Document Number

    Other Reference Number

    Title

    Type

    07.09.002.002

    ESG Procedure 271

    Establishing the EMS Implementation (Core) Team

    Procedure

    07.09.002.003

    ESG Procedure 272

    Identification of Significant Environmental Aspects and Impacts for the EMS

    Procedure

    07.09.002.004

    ESG Procedure 273

    Environmental Management Programs of the EMS

    Procedure

    I. Contact Information

    Contracts and Fleet Manager
    Facilities Division

    J. Revision History

    Date

    Revision

    By whom

    Revision Description

    Section(s) affected

    Change Type

    1/2/2012

    0

    B. Llewellyn

    Re-write for wiki (brief)

    All

    Minor

    9/20/2012

    1

    K. Porter

    Re-write for wiki (policy)

    All

    Major

    DOCUMENT INFORMATION

    Title:

    Recycling and Solid Waste Collection

    Document number

    09.06.007.000

    Revision number

    1

    Publication date:

    9/20/2012

    Effective date:

    6/1/2012

    Next review date:

    6/1/2014

    Policy Area:

    Contracting Services

    RPM Section (home)

    Facilities Management

    RPM Section (cross-reference)

    none

    Functional Division

    Facilities

    Prior reference information (optional)

     

    Source Requirements Documents

    Other Driving Requirements

    Implementing Documents

    Document Number

    Other Reference Number

    Title

    Type

    07.09.002.002

    ESG Procedure 271

    Establishing the EMS Implementation (Core) Team

    Procedure

    07.09.002.003

    ESG Procedure 272

    Identification of Significant Environmental Aspects and Impacts for the EMS

    Procedure

    07.09.002.004

    ESG Procedure 273

    Environmental Management Programs of the EMS

    Procedure

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