What Happens to a Business After a Destructive Event?

September 27, 2021

Disasters happen more often than you think. Fires, floods, hurricanes, and other destructive events can not only bring severe damage to a business’s building, but hazardous waste can arise from the aftermath. On June 14, 2021, a chemical plant in Rockton, Illinois suffered an explosion and fire. It destroyed the building and sending hazardous debris

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All About Landfills: Uses, Types, and More

July 14, 2021

Updated July 2021 Landfills are a tool used to handle the disposal of different types of waste in any industrialized society and regulated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When handling hazardous waste, the EPA encourages source reduction instead of landfills. However, the reality of industrial societies means that the generation of hazardous

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The Most Environmentally Friendly Cities in the U.S.

April 22, 2021

Across the country, citizens are making more concentrated efforts to make their lifestyles more environmentally friendly. In fact, many of us take part in environmentally friendly activities every day, whether we know it or not: getting rid of junk mail, washing clothes in cold water, and choosing reusable water bottles or straws all play a

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Hazardous Waste Statistics to Know in 2021

March 8, 2021

Chances are, you’ve come in contact with hazardous waste or hazardous substances. It’s true. While hazardous waste is prevalent in places such as hospitals, laboratories, and automobile garages, it’s also present in everyday activities such as farming and water treatment. In fact, many of us generate this type of waste in our own homes from

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ORM-D Classification for Consumer Commodities Expires on January 1, 2021

October 28, 2020

On January 19, 2011, PHMSA of the US Department of Transportation (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) concluded five years of effort and issued an ever-evolving standard on Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR) in accordance with the United Nations Recommendations.  On January 7, 2013, the PHMSA extended this authorization for the use of ORM-D classifications on

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4 Characteristics of Hazardous Waste for Completing Your Waste Profile

October 7, 2020

The EPA requires all hazardous waste producers to fill out an important form called a Hazardous Waste Profile. Formally known as the Waste Characterization Profile, the Hazardous Waste Profile requires a list of all chemical properties associated with the waste produced. This form must be completed before waste is disposed of or transported. The Hazardous

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Clean Up Your Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest Forms or Risk Fines

September 22, 2020

Hazardous Waste Generators regardless of generator status are breathing a sigh of relief that 2021 is not a reporting year for submitting the Biennial Hazardous Waste Report. However, it’s always an excellent time to check that you’re using the best reporting practices possible. Federal regulations require generators and transporters of hazardous waste and owners or

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Small Quantity vs Large Quantity: What are the designations?

September 7, 2020

When it comes to hazardous materials handling, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) has outlined three types of generators. Hazardous waste generators produce waste in three categories that are determined by the amount of waste generated per calendar month.  There are three categories of generators and three very frequently used acronyms: VSQG: Very small quantity

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FDA Recalls Hand Sanitizers with Methanol

August 12, 2020

August 2020 At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, hand sanitizer was in short supply. To encourage productions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) altered their regulations to make it possible for companies such as alcohol distillers to shift production to hand sanitizer.  It’s estimated that over 700 companies began producing hand sanitizer to respond

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