Hazardous solid waste that is corrosive, flammable, and poisonous poses a serious threat to the health and safety of humans, animals, and the environment. But not all waste is created equal, so how can you tell when your waste needs to be regulated?
Under the RCRA, solid waste materials that qualify as hazardous must be regulated. Solid waste is a broad category that includes everything from discarded used tires and military munitions to sewage and antifreeze. Basically, any refuse resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, or agriculture activities meets the criteria, as do any materials generated from community activities that have been abandoned or are unable to be recycled.
Regulating Non-hazardous Waste
Many by-products of industrial, commercial, or agricultural activities may not meet the hazardous waste criteria but must nevertheless be regulated. Some examples of non-hazardous waste subject to additional regulation include sugars, lactic acid, bromides, and carbonates. While these types of materials do not pose the same risks to the environment or human health and safety, they must still be collected and disposed of in compliance with RCRA regulations.
Handling Your Hazardous Waste
When you partner with MCF’s experienced waste management solutions team, you can rely on the skills and knowledge built over decades in the industry. We understand the paperwork, keep track of current rules and regulations, and employ a team of expert problem solvers able to stop problems before they start.
We offer customized, comprehensive hazardous waste management disposal at an affordable cost. There are no middlemen or subcontractors, we manage and monitor the entire waste disposal stream from cradle-to-grave.
Contact us today to learn more about how our organization can help streamline your waste management processes and enhance your business operations.