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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What Do You Do with Expired and Leftover Beer?

Businesses, breweries, and stadiums go through gallons of beer every year. But what happens to expired and leftover beer? Because of its ingredients, you cannot pour it down the drain or into any bodies of water as it will cause environmental damage. This has left businesses and breweries with the daunting task of managing millions

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All About Landfills: Uses, Types, and More

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

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Hazardous Waste Statistics to Know in 2024

The United States manages an estimated 35 million tons of hazardous materials each year. From 2001-2019, data highlights that most hazardous waste contains wastewater (wastes containing a large amount of water). Wastewater is most often generated from chemical manufacturing and the petroleum and coal products manufacturing industry. Other hazardous waste is found throughout hospitals, laboratories,

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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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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’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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