Hazardous Waste Management Plan | BCTC

Hazardous Waste Management Plan

Revised September 2023

Bluegrass Community and Technical College’s (BCTC’s) plan for the management of hazardous waste was produced by various departments/programs at BCTC campus sites.

  • Campus personnel who handle hazardous waste will be educated on the status of the college campus sites as a Very Small Quantity Generator (VSQG). This status means that each of the college campus sites generate less than 220 pounds per month of hazardous waste OR less than 2,200 pounds per year (based on a calendar year January 1 through December 31).
  • All departments/programs generating hazardous waste will be required to monitor and report on a monthly basis, the amount of hazardous waste. The monthly report will be submitted to the Safety and Security Manager and the Dean of Operations listing the date and poundage of the declared hazardous waste. Any potential amounts of declared waste over 50 pounds must immediately be reported to the Safety and Security Manager and the Dean of Operations in order to determine whether the total poundage from all areas on the campus does not exceed the 220 pound per month limit for an individual campus site.
  • Declared waste will be recorded by each department/program to include the date of the declared waste and the poundage, along with the description. These records must be maintained by the department/program and the Safety and Security Manager for a period of at least three years.
  • A summary of all wastes for the year (January – December) will be prepared at the end of the calendar year on the prescribed inventory form. This form will be submitted to the Safety and Security Manager and the Dean of Operations and the subject wastes will be transferred to the campus designated storage site in preparation for pick-up by the disposal contractor. The Safety and Security Manager will be responsible for submitting all inventory forms to the KCTCS System Office in preparation for pick-up.
  • KCTCS’s contracted vendor for picking up the hazardous waste will be informed that weighing devices must be used when recording amounts on manifests. The manifests must be legible and poundage amounts listed must also be recorded so that the reader does not have to guess the amount being documented. The vendor will be required to list nonhazardous waste separately from hazardous waste items on all manifests so as not to co‐mingle hazardous versus non‐hazardous materials. All non‐hazardous waste items should be clearly documented, listed, and so marked so that the poundage reflected in a particular line item will not be included with hazardous waste poundage.
  • KCTCS will provide a listing of items that are deemed non‐hazardous based on EPA guidelines for usage in monitoring college waste and will assist in providing personnel training and education in waste management. All college personnel involved in the college’s waste management program will be properly educated with regard to hazardous waste, nonhazardous waste, and how to properly handle, store, monitor, declare, and document waste that is hazardous. The Kentucky Division of Waste Management website will also be used a resource for education and training of personnel.