From health care providers to manufacturers, the creation of hazardous waste is an important issue. Improperly disposed of hazardous wastes can lead to fines and other civil actions against your company. Even worse, your company and its management can be charged with criminal offenses if hazardous waste is improperly disposed of and threatens a community’s health and well-being.
Price is Only One Factor is Deciding on a Hazardous Waste Removal Company
There is no doubt that every business is sensitive to the price of goods and services a business needs to run – and hazardous waste removal is no exception. The responsibilities associated with toxic waste removal are great, and finding a vendor who is cheap, can cost you more if they don’t dispose of your toxic waste properly. Check with any of the scores of companies of all sizes that have paid fines and even have been responsible for site cleanup after choosing a cut-rate vendor who took shortcuts.
Conduct Annual Audits
Businesses that generate minute amounts of hazardous waste and those that generate tons of waste that are toxic are EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE for violations, fines, and costs associated with cleanups. Annual audits help to ensure your company is working with a reliable hazardous waste vendor.
Make Sure Your Selected Vendor Can Do the Job
If your company produces a variety of hazardous waste find a hazardous waste removal vendor that offers you a variety of options. In most cases, a general hazardous waste vendor is best as they are experienced in offering an array of waste removal services.
Always Check References
Too often, folks entrusted with vendor selection don’t check references. Their philosophy is “if a company gives me references, they will only give me good ones.” This is a valid point, so always check current references as they tend to be truthful when called and asked about their experience with the hazardous waste vendor.
Choose your hazardous waste vendor with the same care you take in hiring a trusted employee.