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Class 8 Hazardous Waste Guide

Class 8 hazardous waste is one of the most destructive types of hazardous waste as it causes complete destruction of human skin within a single touch. This type of hazardous waste are the chemicals used in movies to scare you off. If you’re a hazardous waste generator, it’s time to fully protect yourself and your

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Everything You Need to Know About Hazardous Waste Labeling

The Environmental Protection Agency hands out some of the most significant fines among all government regulators. In the first few months of 2021, the EPA fined companies over one million dollars because of various Resource Conservation and Recovery Act violations. These charges ranged from improper disposal of hazardous waste to something we often see as

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What to Expect from a DEP Inspection

Attention small and large quantity hazardous waste generators: is your business following proper protocols and procedures to avoid violations during a DEP inspection?  If you are unsure about the regulations surrounding hazardous waste and your business, you may be breaching regulations and face serious financial penalties. All generators of hazardous waste must follow Resource Conservation

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How To Choose a Hazardous Waste Removal Company

Large quantity generators reported 34.9 million tons of hazardous waste in 2019, and estimates are that those numbers will continue to rise as nations and cities urbanize.  Because of the increased production of hazardous waste, the EPA continues to update and revise regulations for hazardous waste removal. That means choosing the right hazardous waste removal

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Four Common EPA Violations Concerning Handling Waste Materials

Updated February 2022 Owners of businesses in nearly every industry need to stay up to date on EPA regulations and violations to avoid unwanted penalties and fines. The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has regulations in place that affect local, state and federal governments and their respective agencies. In addition, the EPA has regulations

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From the Lot to the Junkyard: How Much Waste Does Your Car Produce?

Approximately 17 million new passenger vehicles will hit the roads in 2021 while another 27 million cars worldwide reach their final destination of the great car park in the sky. Made from over 30,000 different parts, every automobile comes with a lot of hazardous and non-hazardous car waste. Between your batteries, tires, and various fluids,

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What Happens to a Business After a Destructive Event?

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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The Most Environmentally Friendly Cities in the U.S.

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

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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