Top 6 Things to Know About Episodic Hazardous Waste Generation

August 11, 2020

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines an episodic event as an activity that does not normally occur during a generator’s operations. The event causes a hazardous waste generator to exceed the upper limit of its normal generator category for that month.  This often affects Small Quantity Generators (SQGs) or Very Small Quantity Generators (VSQGs) negatively,

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5 Best Practices for Handling Hazardous Materials Safely

July 21, 2020

Hazardous materials handling requires special care, not only to keep your employees safe but also to adhere to regulations that affect the handling of these materials. It’s always a great time to brush up on best practices for hazardous materials handling. We’ve put together a list of five necessary best practices for material handling.  Understand

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Effective February 7, 2020 – Aerosol Cans…

February 7, 2020

Effective February 7, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is adding aerosol cans to the Universal Waste (UW) program under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The EPA defines an “aerosol can” as a “non-refillable receptacle containing a gas compressed, liquefied or dissolved under pressure, the sole purpose of which is to expel

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How Can A Hazardous Waste Company Help Your Bottom Line

May 15, 2019

Hazardous waste disposal and even non-hazardous waste disposal is subject to a large number of state and federal regulations. It can be difficult to keep up with regulations and new standards that created to protect the environment and require full compliance, or risk expensive fines and clean-up fees. Many hazardous waste generators, especially those that

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What’s the Difference between Toxic and Hazardous Waste?

April 30, 2019

Many times the labels “toxic waste” and “hazardous waste” are used interchangeably. People outside the hazardous waste industry often use them to label anything that poses environmental or public health threat. It generally gets thrown under the umbrella of hazardous or toxic waste, even though it’s not truly accurate. Even many people in the industry

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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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