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?
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Employees Must Be Trained to Handle Shipping Manifest & Bill of Lading
If you need a waste management company to assist with the disposal of your generated waste, it’s imperative that any employees handling that waste or preparing it for shipment are trained and qualified to handle associated paperwork. In particular, that means they must be trained and legally qualified to fill out either a hazardous waste manifest or a bill of lading depending on the contents of the particular waste shipment.
How to Tell if Your Solid Waste is Hazardous
Do your staff and employees know how to identify hazardous solid waste? Do they know the difference between hazardous waste characteristics? Are they aware that hazardous solid waste that is corrosive, flammable, or potentially toxic poses a serious threat to the health and safety of humans, animals, and the environment?
Not all waste is created equal, so how can you tell when your waste falls under regulations of federal and state laws for handling, shipping, and disposal processes?
Hazardous Waste Disposal Costs—What to Know about Transportation Fees
Knowing what you need to pay for proper hazardous waste disposal can seem confusing, but hazardous waste disposal costs don’t need to be a mystery. With a little bit of research and the right tactics, you can learn and master everything you need to know about transportation fees and anything else associated with hazardous waste management pricing.
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?
Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal in Georgia: A Detailed Overview
If your Georgia site produces non-hazardous waste, it’s important to ensure you know all the rules that govern its storage, transport, and disposal. It’s equally important to consider working with a local waste management company to ensure compliance. Doing so reduces the risk of huge fines and penalties for improper waste disposal processes.
How Do I Know If I Have Hazardous Waste or Non-Hazardous Waste?
The type of waste you generate (whether hazardous or non-hazardous) directly impacts handling, transport and disposal requirements. Because the rules vary according to the waste type (and because the generator of the waste is always liable for that waste), your very first step in any hazardous waste management plan should be determining the type of waste you have.
5 Tips for Georgia Manufacturers to Better Manage Non-hazardous Waste
There's a prevailing idea among manufacturers that dealing with non-hazardous waste disposal is somehow less important or less stringent than managing hazardous items. This is not the case! Every manufacturer needs to comply with all federal non-hazardous waste...
Why Georgia Manufacturers Must Have a Waste Profile
Any manufacturer in the state of Georgia must ensure that all waste shipments are accompanied by the proper paperwork, and that includes a waste profile prior to shipment. What does this important piece of paperwork entail, though, and as a manufacturer in Georgia that generates waste streams, why does this profile matter?
UN-Rated Containers for Hazardous Waste and Non-hazardous Waste
One of the most important factors in proper nonhazardous and hazardous waste disposal is selecting the right container in which to place that waste. Several factors affect this decision. For example, it matters what type of waste you’re containerizing, and the actual specifications of the container itself matter too. If you’re at all confused or unsure about this process, here are some waste management tips to help you along the way.