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Can Doctor’s Offices and Hospitals Put Expired Medications in Red Bag Waste?

Can Doctor’s Offices and Hospitals Put Expired Medications in Red Bag Waste?

If your doctor’s office or hospital is a fully functioning clinic, it’s very likely you periodically need to dispose of expired medications and biohazardous waste. When it comes to disposal of expired medications, staff need to follow specific regulations and restrictions regarding such waste and what kinds of medications get disposed of and in what fashion.

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Ten Key Questions To Ask When Choosing a Waste Disposal Provider

Ten Key Questions To Ask When Choosing a Waste Disposal Provider

When it comes to finding the right waste management partner, you need to be able to ask the right questions. This blog entry reviews the fundamentals of hazardous waste management to inform a list of basic questions you should ask a prospective waste disposal provider to ensure you get the service you need.

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How and Why Dental Waste is Hazardous Waste

How and Why Dental Waste is Hazardous Waste

If you’re a dentist—or the manager of a dental clinic—it’s understandable if you’ve never heard of something called a “conditionally exempt small quantity generator” (CESQG). But in the eyes of the EPA, that’s very likely you—and what you’re generating is nothing less than hazardous waste.

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What Makes Dry Cleaning Waste Hazardous?

What Makes Dry Cleaning Waste Hazardous?

Dry cleaning waste can require hazardous waste disposal as a listed waste or a characteristic waste. And the amount of dry cleaning waste you generate in a month determines what size hazardous waste generator the EPA considers you to be: an LGQ, SQG, VSQG, or CESQG.

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Four Years Later: A Look At The EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule

Four Years Later: A Look At The EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvement Rule

The EPA Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule ostensibly created “more flexible and adaptable” regulations for hazardous waste management. But in many cases, those regulations are now stricter. As well, before making any changes to your hazardous waste management in reaction to the improvement rule, you must make sure that your state is one of the 35 that’s already adopted it.

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Hazardous Waste—Have a Hazardous Waste Manifest or Bill of Lading

Hazardous Waste—Have a Hazardous Waste Manifest or Bill of Lading

If you’re in an industry where you generate waste, it’s imperative that you know exactly how to properly, legally, and safely deal with that waste, including shipping. Be aware of the terms “manifest” and “bill of lading.” You’ll need to know the differences, when they’re used, and how to properly complete the appropriate forms.

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What Is the Difference between a Manifest and a Bill of Lading?

What Is the Difference between a Manifest and a Bill of Lading?

If you’re in an industry where you generate waste, it’s imperative that you know exactly how to properly, legally, and safely deal with that waste, including shipping. Be aware of the terms “manifest” and “bill of lading.” You’ll need to know the differences, when they’re used, and how to properly complete the appropriate forms.

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How Hazardous Waste Compliance is Monitored

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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