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How to Tell if Your Solid Waste is Hazardous

Hazardous solid waste that is corrosive, flammable, and poisonous poses a serious threat to the health and safety of humans, animals, and the environment. But not all waste is created equal, so how can you tell when your waste needs to be regulated? Under the RCRA,...

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Hazardous Glass & Plastic Disposal

Whether it’s a broken beaker, discarded slides, or a used syringe body, hazardous glass and plastic waste should be categorized and disposed of according to its type and use. Empty chemical containers, for example, can sometimes be recycled if they have been used for...

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Hazardous Waste Generators: 3 Hazardous Waste Generators

Businesses that generate hazardous waste must manage that waste based on their specific generator type. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), US EPA identifies three hazardous waste generators: Large Quantity Generators (LQG), Small Quantity...

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Are You Properly Disposing PHI documents?

In 1996, the US implemented the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as a way to safeguard patient privacy and prevent unauthorized access to individually identifiable Health Information. Also known as the Privacy Rule, the main goal of HIPAA is...

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Can you Properly Identify Biomedical Waste?

From cutting-edge medical research to crime scenes, biomedical waste goes hand-in-hand with most activities related to maintaining the health and safety of our communities. While the most common forms of biomedical waste can be found in hospitals and other healthcare...

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Waste Management Requirements for Pharmaceutical Waste

Relatively new to the waste management arena, pharmaceutical waste presents a “new frontier” for hazardous waste collection and disposal. Most often generated by hospitals and pharmacies, pharmaceutical waste presents a unique set of challenges due to the complexity of its varied waste stream and evolving understanding of its impact on human health and the environment. 

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Mini-Guide for Industrial Waste Management

With over one billion tons of municipal solid waste generated worldwide every year, industrial waste management is serious business. Because improper waste treatment and disposal can lead to environmental pollution, and create serious ramifications for human health and safety, all generators of industrial waste need to implement strategic, professional industrial waste management.  While dealing with industrial waste streams can be complicated and overwhelming, understanding the right methodologies and procedures can go a long way towards easing anxiety and providing a framework for action. 

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How Hazardous Waste Compliance is Monitored

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) covers basic management standards for hazardous waste generators. Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), includes hazardous waste collection, treatment, and transportation guidelines. The RCRA establishes proper hazardous waste management, with the goal of protecting human health and the environment while also curtailing intrusive or adverse impacts on daily businesses operations. 

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