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What Is RCRA Hazardous Waste?

What Is RCRA Hazardous Waste?

No matter what industry you’re in, there are a variety of categories that relate to generated waste. It’s essential that you and your employees all understand these different categories because the type of waste you’re dealing with will dictate how that waste needs to be stored, containerized, transported, and treated before disposal. One particularly important category is RCRA hazardous waste.  

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Hazardous Waste Disposal and Manufacturers: What You Need to Know

Hazardous Waste Disposal and Manufacturers: What You Need to Know

Proper hazardous waste disposal is incredibly important to any manufacturer. Especially as the laws regarding correct hazardous waste treatment become even stricter and more stringently enforced, failure to comply with these legal requirements will carry increasingly severe consequences. If you’re at all uncertain about the correct way to go about disposing of your hazardous waste, reach out to a reputable hazardous waste disposal company to get yourself educated and informed—and hopefully avoid those penalties.  

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Does Your University Have Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines?

Does Your University Have Hazardous Waste Disposal Guidelines?

As generators of hazardous waste, it’s critical for universities to have written, documented hazardous waste disposal guidelines for their employees. These help ensure safety regulations are known and used not just in some but every department that has anything to do with hazardous materials. If your university is without this document, start seriously looking into your options to create one.  

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Hazardous Waste Disposal and Manufacturers: What You Need to Know

Hazardous Waste Disposal and Manufacturers: What You Need to Know

Proper hazardous waste disposal is incredibly important to any manufacturer. Especially as the laws regarding correct hazardous waste treatment become even stricter and more stringently enforced, failure to comply with these legal requirements will carry increasingly severe consequences. If you’re at all uncertain about the correct way to go about disposing of your hazardous waste, reach out to a reputable hazardous waste disposal company to get yourself educated and informed—and hopefully avoid those penalties.  

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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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How Do I Know If I Have Hazardous Waste or Non-Hazardous Waste?

How Do I Know If I Have Hazardous Waste or Non-Hazardous Waste?

If you generate waste at your manufacturing facility or other business, it’s imperative you know whether that waste is hazardous waste or not. Why is this so important? The type of waste you have (whether hazardous or non-hazardous) determines how you need to handle, transport, and dispose of it. Because the rules vary according to the waste type—and because the generator of the waste is always liable for that waste—the very first step in any hazardous waste management plan should be determining what you have. 

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What Is a Lab Pack?

What Is a Lab Pack?

If you manage or work in a hospital, university, laboratory, or any manufacturing industry that uses small containers of chemicals and other potentially hazardous materials (thinners, solvents, paints, inks, etc.), it’s extremely important that you store, package, ship, and dispose of all that waste material properly. As such, a lab pack is something you and your employees should be familiar with—whether you undertake the process yourself or hire out the service to a qualified, proper waste management company.  

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How Do Businesses and Universities Dispose of My Hazardous Waste?

How Do Businesses and Universities Dispose of My Hazardous Waste?

If your company or facility generates hazardous waste, you need to do everything in your power to avoid improper hazardous waste disposal. Rather, you must ensure that waste is disposed of properly and safely. This process involves many steps. Some are the responsibility of the company producing the hazardous material, and some are the responsibility of the business or university actually transporting or disposing of it. Make sure you know what’s expected of you as well as the people you partner with in order to comply with all regulations and safety requirements for hazardous waste.  

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