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Solid Waste Management

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Universal & Electronic Waste Management - An Overview

This document explains how Clarkson manages both hazardous and electronic wastes.  Universal wastes are wastes that meet hazardous waste criteria but, because they pose a relatively low-risk compared to other hazardous wastes and are generated by a wide variety and large number of businesses, are exempt from regulation as hazardous waste. Federally designated “universal wastes” includes:
− Universal Waste Batteries;
− Universal Waste Pesticides;
− Universal Waste Mercury-Containing Equipment; and
− Universal Waste Bulbs (Lamps) & Ballasts

Did you know...

Our solid waste is squashed into an 18-wheel truck and transported over 90 miles to the DANC (Development Authority of the North Country) landfill in Rodman NY. Although this is a state-of-the-art facility, our goal is to send them less trash. 

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Our recyclable materials travel even further - over 185 miles. The Casella facility in Geneva NY has a high-tech process to separate plastics, paper, cardboard and metals. 

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Ready to do more to reduce these long-distance transport miles?

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Clarkson's new anaerobic digester is transforming our food waste into electricity and heat. Turning waste into energy saves money and the environment! Food waste is separated in the kitchens and cafeterias to keep the digester fed.

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