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Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Waste on Construction Sites

With everything else happening on a construction site, the last thing you need is an EPA inspector finding broken hazardous waste regulations. Depending on the project, demolitions and renovations often interact with various hazardous materials (some to the environment, some to your employees). This guide to handling hazardous waste on construction sites helps you identify

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Are Solar Panels Recyclable?

In 2023, 3.4% of electricity generated across the United States came from solar panels with around 1.5 kWh produced daily. As more homes and businesses utilize solar energy, these numbers continue to increase yearly. The increased adoption of solar energy also means an increase in the amount of hazardous waste produced. According to the U.S.

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Guide to Glycol Disposal

While everyone is familiar with the need for antifreeze to keep their car’s engines at the right temperature, did you know that the same ingredients are used in HVAC systems to protect your system from temperature fluctuations? We are talking about the main ingredient of antifreeze, glycol. Available in two primary forms, ethylene glycol, and

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What Do You Do with Expired and Leftover Beer?

Businesses, breweries, and stadiums go through gallons of beer every year. But what happens to expired and leftover beer? Because of its ingredients, you cannot pour it down the drain or into any bodies of water as it will cause environmental damage. This has left businesses and breweries with the daunting task of managing millions

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All About Landfills: Uses, Types, and More

Landfills are a tool used to handle the disposal of different types of waste in any industrialized society and are 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 waste is

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Hazardous Waste Statistics to Know in 2024

The United States manages an estimated 35 million tons of hazardous materials each year. From 2001-2019, data highlights that most hazardous waste contains wastewater (wastes containing a large amount of water). Wastewater is most often generated from chemical manufacturing and the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry. Other hazardous waste is found throughout hospitals, laboratories,

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AFFF Alternatives

As a result of aqueous film forming foam being banned across the country and its slow removal from military bases, there’s been an immediate need to figure out the best alternatives to the effective fire suppressant. Despite how well it works, the dangers of aqueous film forming foam are too much with how the PFAS

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Navigating Proper AFFF Fire Extinguisher Disposal

For decades, Aqueous Film Forming Foam was the market’s most potent, most efficient fire suppressant. Used by airports, oil refineries, and the U.S. military, AFFF fire extinguishers provide firefighters with the necessary tools to fight challenging fires. But within the last few years, due to its environmental and human hazards, states have begun banning AFFF

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Guide to Aqueous Film Forming Foam

One of the most effective ways to fight fires is now one of the most dangerous to its users. Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) is a type of fire suppressant made with per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Unfortunately, recent research around PFAS from the Environmental Protection Agency revealed that these substances do not break down over

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Class 9 Hazardous Waste Guide

Regarding hazardous waste classes, 1–8 is relatively easy to identify since the materials are grouped by the hazardous conditions they create. But class 9 hazardous waste consists of everything else that doesn’t fit into one of those categories. Because Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations are so strict, it’s odd that class 9 hazardous waste

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