What is the EPA Toxic Release Inventory, and Why It Matters to You

March 13, 2019

TRI was created by the EPA after a tragedy in Bhopal, India in December 1984. A cloud of toxic methlyl isocynate gas escaped from union carbide chemical plant. Thousands died, thousands more died in the years to come, and thousands of survivors have permanent injuries. 2 years later, Congress passed the Emergency Planning and Community

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Empty HAZMAT Container? Check Again.

February 28, 2019

What appears empty to the normal eye may not be considered empty by the EPA. So even though you set out to comply with all the hazardous waste management regulations for the material itself, you may still end up being at risk of violating the law. The Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) contains

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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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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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