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From Paper to Digital – Now What?

Many companies have made the transition from hard copy documents to digital files, while others are in the process of converting paper to pixels. There are several benefits to be realized from making the conversion. However, once the conversion is made, the issue of...

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Space Waste? There’s a Laser for That

You often think that once something is disposed of and goes to the landfill that it’s gone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In December 2014, 18,000 fruit cakes were discarded at a landfill in Kragujevac, Serbia after the owner of the cakes determined they were spoiled. Surveillance footage later showed the cakes being removed from the landfill and then offered to the public.

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Stolen from a Landfill and Sold to the Public

You often think that once something is disposed of and goes to the landfill that it’s gone. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. In December 2014, 18,000 fruit cakes were discarded at a landfill in Kragujevac, Serbia after the owner of the cakes determined they were spoiled. Surveillance footage later showed the cakes being removed from the landfill and then offered to the public.

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Dry Cleaning RCRA Requirements

Whether it’s the use of perchloroethylene (PERC), hydrocarbons, or any other hazardous material or byproduct, dry cleaners are on the front lines of hazardous materials management and disposal. The contaminants created by dry cleaner operations are not only capable of...

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The Dry Cleaning Industry and Environmental Laws

In addition to the RCRA, several other federal laws control the collection, treatment, and disposal of hazardous try cleaning waste. These rules were created to protect the environment and to provide a framework for equitable compensation and liability in the event of...

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How to Tell if Your Solid Waste is Hazardous

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,...

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Hazardous Glass & Plastic Disposal

Whether it’s a broken beaker, discarded slides, or a used syringe body, hazardous glass and plastic waste should be categorized and disposed of according to its type and use. Empty chemical containers, for example, can sometimes be recycled if they have been used for...

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Hazardous Waste Generators: 3 Hazardous Waste Generators

Businesses that generate hazardous waste must manage that waste based on their specific generator type. Under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), US EPA identifies three hazardous waste generators: Large Quantity Generators (LQG), Small Quantity...

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