5651 - Energy/Water Conservation and Recycling of Solid Waste Hazardous Waste and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees
|Policy: Energy/Water Conservation and Recycling of Solid Waste Hazardous
Waste and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees
|Policy Number: 5651|
|Date of Original Policy: 06/18/2014||Date Revision Adopted: 10/14/2020|
|Reviewed by Policy Committee: 09/16/2020||Date of Next Review: 06/18/2023|
|Replacement of Policy Number: 5650 & 5631|
Energy/Water Conservation and Recycling of Solid Waste
The Jordan-Elbridge Board of Education recognizes the importance of energy and water conservation and is committed to the analysis, development, and initiation of conservation measures throughout the District for the purpose of reducing energy consumption.
The Superintendent will develop a program for the source separation and segregation of recyclable or reusable material in the District. The District-wide recycling plan shall include:
a) A conservation education program to teach students about their social responsibility for preserving our resources, and involvement of all students and personnel in a comprehensive effort to reduce., reuse and recycle waste materials
b) A concerted effort to purchase recycled items and biodegradable rather than non-biodegradable products
c) Separation of waste into appropriate categories for the purpose of recycling, including mercury- added consumer products
d) A cooperative effort with community recycling programs
Hazardous Waste and Handling of Toxic Substances by Employees
The Jordan-Elbridge Board of Education recognizes the need to protect human health and the environment form damage resulting from the improper handling of hazardous wastes.
The management of hazardous waste from its point of generation to the ultimate disposal is regulated through specific Federal and State laws.
The Board directs the Superintendent to adopt rules to insure District implementation of applicable Federal and State laws pertaining to the identification, transportation, treatment, storage, and disposal of hazardous wastes.
Environmental Conservation Law Sections 27-2101-27-2115
General Municipal Law Section 120-aa
Environmental Protection Agency
40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 261 & 262
6 New York Code of Rules and Regulations (NYCRR) Part 371