Waste Disposal Guidelines
This guide was developed to assist campus tenants in disposal of waste materials generated by official JABSOM operations. These procedures do not apply to the disposal of personal or household wastes. Personal property should not be brought on campus for disposal since UH must pay for all wastes that are disposed of. The University of Hawaii is subject to very strict regulations regarding the disposal of almost anything. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, State of Hawaii Department of Health, City and County of Honolulu, and private landfills all have their own rules and regulations that apply to various types of waste material and these rules change frequently. Potential penalties include fines, rejection of entire loads and denial of access to the disposal facilities. Each tenant must assist in assuring that wastes are properly segregated and disposed of appropriately.
Chemical Liquid Waste
- Waste generated must be collected in screw top containers constructed of material that is compatible with the waste.
- Accumulation waste containers must be labeled.
- Do not overfill the containers.
- The exterior of the containers should be clean. If there is gross contamination of the exterior, you may have to transfer to another container or bag the container.
- Complete the Kakaʻako Hazardous Waste Turn-In Form and submit to JABSOM EHSO firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the link below for more information on the disposal of E-waste equipment, Research equipment/small equipment (non-Ewaste): (i.e. centrifuges, hot plates, PCR machines, microwaves, etc), and Refrigeration equipment/Commercial Equipment.)
Storm Water Management
Kakaʻako Storm Water Management Plan
The purpose of this Storm Water Management Plan (SWMP) is to provide implementation assistance for all required compliance elements contained in the: Notice of General Permit Coverage (NGPC) National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) for the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (File No. HI 06KC589).
Storm Water Pollution Prevention
In urban and suburban environments, impervious surfaces (such as streets, roofs, parking lots, and sidewalks) do not allow rain to soak into the ground resulting in storm water runoff . Because of this, many developed areas depend on storm drains to carry large volumes of runoff to receiving water bodies. Along the way, runoff can pick up grease, chemicals, dirt, litter, and other pollutants that harm water quality, threaten aquatic ecosystems, and degrade the water bodies that we use for fishing and recreation.
Storm Drain Awareness Fact Sheet
The University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM)/UHCC at Kakaʻako, currently has a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s). The overall purpose of this permit is to prevent pollution from entering campus storm drains.
The City and private sector have done well in preventing urban runoff, we must continue to work together to keep our streets, beaches and ocean clean. The City’s main priorities are educating businesses and the public on pollution prevention, advising on practical, cost-effective solutions and enforcing rules to ensure compliance.