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What Is an EPA Hazardous Waste Code?

What Is an EPA Hazardous Waste Code?

Improper hazardous waste disposal leads to groundwater and soil contamination that negatively affects people and animals coming into contact it. Such exposure can cause serious illness, disease, and potentially death. To prevent negative impact on humans and the environment, regulations are instituted with safety in mind, and a large part of that safety component is the use of waste codes.

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Hazardous Waste Definition: What Atlanta, GA Companies Should Know

Hazardous Waste Definition: What Atlanta, GA Companies Should Know

If you run an Atlanta-based company that even potentially produces hazardous waste, it’s vitally important to understand what exactly goes into the hazardous waste definition. This knowledge helps ensure compliance with not only Georgia state laws, but those of the federal government. Both must be followed. Compliance regarding storage, shipment, treatment, and disposal also protects you and your company from fines and other unpleasant penalties.

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Do I Need a Generator’s EPA Identification Number?

Do I Need a Generator’s EPA Identification Number?

The waste management industry is highly regulated, but it’s also subject to both state and federal laws. This can make pinning down how to legally and safely deal with your waste a complicated, confusing process. Working with an experienced and knowledgeable waste management company who can address some of these questions is one way to minimize that confusion. One such common source of uncertainty that these companies frequently get asked about is whether a business requires a generator’s EPA identification number.  

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Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

If you generate any hazardous materials in your line of work, it’s imperative you know your EPA generator status. Whether you’re a large quantity generator or a conditionally exempt small quantity generator dictates important aspects of how you store, transport, and report on your waste, and failure to comply with the regulations and laws that apply to your status could result in steep fines.  

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Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

Hazardous Waste… Are You a Small or Large Quantity Generator?

If you generate any hazardous materials in your line of work, it’s imperative you know your EPA generator status. Whether you’re a large quantity generator or a conditionally exempt small quantity generator dictates important aspects of how you store, transport, and report on your waste, and failure to comply with the regulations and laws that apply to your status could result in steep fines.  

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Hazardous Waste Violations: Beware! EPA Fines Have Increased

Hazardous Waste Violations: Beware! EPA Fines Have Increased

If you generate hazardous waste in your industry, it’s very likely you already know you can be subject to fines if you are noncompliant with hazardous waste disposal laws. Not everybody, however, realizes that those fines have recently increased. This means the federal government is cracking down even harder on these kinds of violations, and if you’re caught not following the rules, it’s going to hurt a lot more than it ever used to!  

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6 Hazardous Waste Violations that Could Be Costing You Money

6 Hazardous Waste Violations that Could Be Costing You Money

If you’re inadvertently committing hazardous waste violations, it can mean big trouble for you and your business. Whether you know you’re violating the rules or not, you are equally liable to face up to the financial and legal penalties, so make sure to avoid the following six violations.  

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How to Label Hazardous Waste Containers Properly

How to Label Hazardous Waste Containers Properly

If you don’t follow protocol when it comes to how to label hazardous waste, you’re running several risks. That includes fines for improperly packaging your waste, but more importantly, you put anyone in contact with that waste in potential danger. Labels on hazardous material are meant to alert people in a clear, easy way about the dangers of that waste, and if the labels aren’t accurate—or are missing altogether—people have no way of getting that information.  

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What Is the RCRA Law, and How Does It Affect My Georgia Company?

What Is the RCRA Law, and How Does It Affect My Georgia Company?

Hazardous waste is one of the most highly regulated waste streams, and if you even think your Georgia-based company is generating any, it’s imperative you’re familiar with the RCRA law. Compliance is federally mandated, and being unaware or uninformed about RCRA regulations is never a viable legal excuse for not properly disposing of any hazardous waste you generate. To avoid fines, other penalties, and putting anyone (or anything) in contact with that waste in jeopardy, make sure you’re fully versed in RCRA and how it applies to your Georgia company.  

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What Is a Hazardous Waste Profile and Non-Hazardous Waste Profile?

What Is a Hazardous Waste Profile and Non-Hazardous Waste Profile?

There are many steps required to legally and safely transport hazardous waste as well as any variety of non-hazardous waste. One of the most crucial steps in that process is properly filling out a waste profile. What exactly is this form, though, and why is it so important to this process of both hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal?  

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