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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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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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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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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Empty HAZMAT Container? Check Again.

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 is a Waste Analysis Plan in the Hazardous Waste Disposal Industry?

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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Ways to Avoid 5 Common Hazardous Waste Violations

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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Are You Ready to Deal With a Hazardous Waste Spill?

Are you prepared to handle a hazardous waste cleanup? If you don’t have a plan in place, you can’t deal with the situation quickly and things will get worse. Use these tips to check your readiness for a hazardous waste cleanup. Review Cleanup Plans What plans do you already have in place, and where are

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