Hazardous waste management isn’t only a problem for industry and manufacturing. Whole Foods, Walmart, and Macy’s are prototypical business-to-consumer enterprises. Hazardous waste disposal was likely a non-issue for their managers…until suddenly it was.
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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.
The widespread use of fluorescent lighting in business & industry makes hazardous waste disposal and/or recycling of fluorescent tubes a major operational concern for maintenance & engineering departments. Also, if you plan to undertake a complete conversion to LEDs across your facility, then you’ll need an environmentally-sensitive plan for discarding or recycling what can amount to hundreds or even thousands of “retired” fluorescent tubes.
Medical waste management entails so many rules and protocols you must follow, and under that umbrella, hospital waste management is certainly no exception. There are numerous hospital-specific regulations you must follow in order to be fully in compliance with your facility, state, and federal rules.
Properly disposing of all pharmaceutical waste can be challenging because of how many waste streams the average pharmacy creates. To complicate matters, every one of those waste streams has specific rules and regulations regarding proper waste disposal protocol. When your pharmacy is legally and financially obligated to follow those rules, it becomes extremely important to know exactly what practices to enforce in order to ensure your total compliance.