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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 3 Myths about Hazardous Waste Disposal

Disposing of hazardous and non-hazardous waste is critical for public safety, yet there are many misconceptions that affect the way businesses handle waste disposal. Learn 3 common misconceptions about hazardous waste disposal that could cost your business. Products that are labeled as non-hazardous can be thrown away If hazardous waste has special disposal regulations, then

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