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 company is crucial as it has massive financial ramifications on your business. The wrong company can easily result in hefty fines or, worse yet, shutting down.

HWH Environmental cares about waste and your business, so our team of specialists is responsive to all your hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal needs. Before picking up the phone, check out our list of the critical factors when choosing a hazardous waste removal company.

When Do I Need to Use a Hazardous Waste Removal Company?

From health care providers to manufacturers, creating hazardous waste is an important issue. 

Improperly disposing 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.

Because of these liabilities, any company that handles hazardous waste must work with a qualified hazardous waste removal company.

How to Choose a Hazardous Waste Removal Company

Any business that handles hazardous waste has “cradle to the grave liability.” Companies are responsible for waste “from the time it is created, while it is transported, treated, and stored, and until it is disposed.”

Because of the cradle to the grave liability regulations, choosing the right hazardous waste removal company is a significant decision.

Here are four tips for choosing the right hazardous waste disposal company.

1. Check the Price

No doubt, every business is sensitive to the price of goods and services a business needs to run – and hazardous waste removal is no exception. But, price is only one factor to consider when choosing a hazardous waste removal company.

The responsibilities associated with toxic waste removal are significant and finding a vendor who is cheap costs 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.

Don’t sacrifice saving a couple of dollars for quality service when it comes to hazardous waste removal.

2. Conduct Annual Audits

Businesses that generate small amounts of hazardous waste and those that create tons of toxic waste are EQUALLY RESPONSIBLE for violations, fines, and costs associated with cleanups. 

Annual audits help ensure your company works with a reliable hazardous waste vendor.

These audits should include the quality of the hazardous waste disposal company’s work and, most importantly, the timeliness in responding to you and your business. 

HWH Environmental makes it a point that every current and future client speaks with a human representative to work out all of the logistics.

3. 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 providing various waste removal services.

But remember, every piece of hazardous waste, from its inception to the end of its life, is your responsibility, so you need to work with a company you can trust. When speaking with a hazardous waste management specialist, ask about their capabilities and whether or not they have the equipment/ability to remove your waste.

4. 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.

Reach out to nearby companies who produce similar waste, read Google or Yelp reviews online, or even ask to speak with a company’s current clients. The best way to know if a hazardous waste removal company is reliable and legitimate is by checking their references.

Need hazardous waste removed? Call HWH Environmental today.

With constantly updated federal and state regulations, you must choose your hazardous waste vendor carefully. 

HWH Environmental takes pride in our ability to handle any job and adhere to any government waste regulations. If you require hazardous waste removal or have any questions, contact us and speak with one of our human representatives to receive a free quote.

Author: Mark Chocola

With over 25 years of experience in the hazardous waste disposal industry, Mark Chocola is one of the driving forces behind HWH Environmental that are committed to providing safe, compliant, and cost-effective hazardous waste solutions. His deep industry knowledge and dedication to customer service have made HWH Environmental a trusted partner for businesses across the United States.