As manufacturing wastes can include a wide variety of substances, both hazardous and non-hazardous, you need to analyze the different types of raw materials that go into your manufacturing processes in order to find ways to reduce hazardous waste management costs.
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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.
How Dry Cleaners Can Dispose of PERC Hazardous Waste and Hydrocarbons
If you run a dry cleaning business, it’s essential that you are properly disposing of hazardous waste created through that dry cleaning process. This is important, of course, for environmental preservation and safety, and it also safeguards your business against fines or other costly penalties. This step-by-step process includes the identification, transportation, and disposal of perchloroethylene (PERC), hydrocarbons, and/or any other hazardous material or byproduct created through dry cleaning.
Waste Management Tips: Does Your Waste Contain RCRA Metals?
One of the most dangerous types of generated waste is hazardous material. Because hazardous materials are so potentially harmful to people and the environment, it’s incredibly important that you properly identify whether you have RCRA hazardous waste or not. One subcategory within this waste type is RCRA metals, and if you suspect there has been contamination of this kind, it’s imperative you run the necessary tests and follow the proper protocol.
Proper Hazardous Waste Disposal in a Laboratory Setting
There are three kinds of hazardous waste that are common to laboratories, none of which can be disposed of in the municipal waste stream, and all of which require RCRA compliant lab waste disposal.
Understanding Industrial Solid Waste and How to Dispose of it Properly
Understanding what qualifies as Industrial solid waste is important to understand so that your business can remain compliant with EPA and state regulations.
How to Manage Hazardous Waste in College Academic Labs
Most universities and colleges, with their laboratories and medical facilities, have hazardous materials on site that need to be stored and disposed of properly. Failure to do so can result in massive fines and punitive actions being taken against the educational institution. Because proper management of these waste streams is so important, the following are some crucial things to keep in mind regarding how to manage hazardous waste within your academic setting.
Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal: Why Businesses Must Comply
If your business produces any hazardous or non-hazardous materials, you likely already know that you need to dispose all of it safely and legally. What types of businesses must comply with these laws? What constitutes hazardous rather than non-hazardous materials? Most importantly, why are all these regulations about hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal important to your business?
How Do Businesses and Universities Dispose of My Hazardous Waste?
Test If your university, company or facility generates hazardous waste, you need to do test everything in your power to avoid improper hazardous waste disposal. Take steps to make sure that all waste, and especially hazardous waste is disposed of properly and safely. This process involves numerous steps, knowledge of hazardous waste laws, and attention to details. If your business or university needs to dispose of hazardous waste, know that YOU are the responsible party throughout the waste transfer process, even after it has been transported off-site for disposal.
What is considered Hazardous Waste in Retail Settings?
If you’re the owner or manager of a moderately-sized retail store, you probably don’t consider yourself a RCRA hazardous waste generator. But in the eyes of the EPA, the chances are manifold that you are—and it’s their eyes that count, in a very big way.