Hazardous Waste Statistics to Know in 2022

Approximately 13 tons of hazardous waste is generated every second. Every year, that’s 400 million tons of hazardous waste. Found throughout hospitals, laboratories, and automobile garages, hazardous waste is also present in farming and water treatment activities. Many of us generate this type of waste in our own homes from household products such as batteries

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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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All About Landfills: Uses, Types, and More

Updated July 2021 Landfills are a tool used to handle the disposal of different types of waste in any industrialized society and 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

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What’s the Difference between Toxic and Hazardous Waste?

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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Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Processing Hazardous Waste Requirements

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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3 Hidden Business Consequences of Mishandling Hazardous Waste

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

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

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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3 Things to Know About Hazardous Waste Storage Regulations

If your company generates hazardous waste, you must manage waste streams correctly or face regulatory violations and steep fees. One aspect of satisfying the regulatory guidelines is using the right containers and keeping them properly labeled. Here’s what you need to know. Hazardous Waste Regulations Before you can follow hazardous waste regulations, you must understand

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5 Best Practices for Hazardous Waste Disposal

If you generate hazardous waste, you must dispose of it properly following existing laws. Failure to do so could not only lead to heavy fines, it could endanger the health of your workers, your facility, and your community. Follow these 5 best practices to dispose of hazardous waste properly. Label Hazardous Waste Properly  By law, hazardous

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