What You Need to Know about CERCLA

January 30, 2019

What is CERCLA? Its full name is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, and is commonly known as Superfund. It was created so the Federal government has broad authority to respond directly to releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances that could potentially endanger the environment or public health. It was also created

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Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Processing Hazardous Waste Requirements

December 28, 2018

Marijuana has been a hotly contested topic for decades.  An issue that’s pertinent to growers or processors of marijuana is how to legally dispose of the waste generated by cannabis cultivation. Regulations affecting medical marijuana cultivation are specific to the over 30 states that have legalized it, as well as the states that legalized it

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Does your Organization Have a Contingency Plan in Place for Hazardous Waste Disasters?

November 29, 2018

Whether your organization is large or small, generates a little or a lot of hazardous waste, there’s always the potential for an unforeseen disaster. While it’s easy to dismiss as something that will never happen, it’s much better to have a contingency plan written and rehearsed than to wait until a disaster strikes. Why do

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What is a Waste Analysis Plan in the Hazardous Waste Disposal Industry?

November 1, 2018

If you’re involved in the hazardous waste industry, you may be familiar with the RCRA, or U.S. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which was created to make sure that hazardous materials are being treated, stored and disposed of correctly. RCRA requires that any organization involved in the generation, treatment or disposal of hazardous materials requires

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OSHA Regulations and Hazardous Waste Management: 4 Things you Need to Know

October 1, 2018

Most businesses are familiar with the environmental regulations surrounding hazardous waste and its disposal-most of which come from the EPA. However, many people are not aware of the workplace standards and regulations under OSHA that can affect personnel and business aspects of your workplace.OSHA works with the concept of workplace health that is labeled “industrial

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3 Hidden Business Consequences of Mishandling Hazardous Waste

August 27, 2018

It’s very easy from a business perspective to simply focus on minimizing hazardous waste expenses with the fastest carrier, in order to get rid of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste.   Another temptation is to take shortcuts or the lowest priced carrier without really checking to be sure it’s being disposed of properly. Though short-term it

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Why Hire a Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility

July 27, 2018

Hazardous waste poses a threat to the environment, your workers, and the general population. That’s why the disposal and management of hazardous waste is so heavily regulated. See how a hazardous waste disposal company can help you observe regulations while focusing on your main mission. Who Needs Hazardous Waste Disposal? Any material that poses a

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Ways to Avoid 5 Common Hazardous Waste Violations

June 29, 2018

Both state and federal laws govern hazardous waste facilities. Facilities that are not following applicable laws can be penalized. Review simple ways to avoid common hazardous waste violations. Inspections  Hazardous waste areas must be inspected weekly, and you must maintain logs of these inspections to provide proof. To remain consistent, inspect hazardous waste facilities on

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Are You Ready to Deal With a Hazardous Waste Spill?

May 30, 2018

Are you prepared to handle a hazardous waste cleanup? If you don’t have a plan in place, you can’t deal with the situation quickly and things will get worse. Use these tips to check your readiness for a hazardous waste cleanup. Review Cleanup Plans What plans do you already have in place, and where are

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3 Things to Know About Hazardous Waste Storage Regulations

May 4, 2018

If your company generates hazardous waste, you must manage waste streams correctly or face regulatory violations and steep fees. One aspect of satisfying the regulatory guidelines is using the right containers and keeping them properly labeled. Here’s what you need to know. Hazardous Waste Regulations Before you can follow hazardous waste regulations, you must understand

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