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Is Fuel-Blending A Viable Option To Hazardous Waste Management For Your Business Or Enterprise?

One way to lessen the capital cost of hazardous waste management is to recycle the valuable constituents of such wastes for reuse, or blend them into fuel. Beyond the obvious economic benefit, recycling mitigates damage to the ecology by reducing the amount of materials requiring hazardous waste disposal; and fuel-blending has the added benefit of reducing fossil [...]

By | 2017-10-13T15:23:18+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Is Fuel-Blending A Viable Option To Hazardous Waste Management For Your Business Or Enterprise?

Is the Science & Practice of Hazardous Waste Management Overdue for a Software Update?

As in just about every industry nowadays, so-called “smart” technologies can streamline and improve the ways that waste and recycling companies do business. But these technologies are not common among smaller waste handlers (in general) nor among hazardous waste management companies (in particular). Reasons are manifold: First, they are generally not as cost effective as [...]

By | 2017-10-02T09:07:57+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Hazardous Waste, Technology|Comments Off on Is the Science & Practice of Hazardous Waste Management Overdue for a Software Update?

Is That HAZMAT Container Really Empty? Don’t Be Too Sure

When it comes to hazardous waste containers, what appears empty to you might not be considered so by the EPA. So the containers themselves might be subject to hazardous waste regulation, and inadvertently mishandling them can run you afoul of the law, even after having complied carefully with all hazardous waste management mandates for [...]

By | 2017-09-18T15:43:18+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Is That HAZMAT Container Really Empty? Don’t Be Too Sure

Your Environmental Emergency Requires an EPA Provisional Identification Number—And More!

Perhaps your business or enterprise doesn’t normally produce hazardous waste. But that doesn’t mean the intricate requirements of hazardous waste management couldn’t suddenly be thrust upon you. If deemed an environmental hazard, a spill or other kind of emergency can set into motion the regulatory prerogatives of the EPA; and what’s totally benign in moderation can [...]

By | 2017-09-13T10:04:32+00:00 September 13th, 2017|EPA|Comments Off on Your Environmental Emergency Requires an EPA Provisional Identification Number—And More!

Hazardous Waste Disposal for Unthinkable Circumstances—Would Your Team Be Ready?

One of the many awkward truths about dying is that it can be very messy. When it fails to come gently (think: accidents, suicides, homicides, and decomposition after unattended death), there will likely be blood, bodily fluids, and feces with which to contend. These substances can transmit staph, hepatitis, HIV, and other communicable diseases—some of which can live more than [...]

By | 2017-08-17T16:20:48+00:00 August 21st, 2017|Medical Waste|Comments Off on Hazardous Waste Disposal for Unthinkable Circumstances—Would Your Team Be Ready?

Electrical Transformer End-of-Life Hazardous Waste Removal

Invented in the 1880’s, the job of adjusting to useable levels the thousands of volts generated by power utilities has always fallen to electrical transformers. They’re amazingly simple devices—but nonetheless require end-of-life hazardous waste management. What is an electrical transformer? In sum, an electrical transformer consists of one wire coil encased closely to a [...]

By | 2017-08-01T14:33:32+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Electrical Transformer End-of-Life Hazardous Waste Removal

Hazardous Waste Requirements for Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Processing

When it comes to medical marijuana and its cultivation, the public’s impression might best be exemplified by Garry Trudeau’s Doonesbury, wherein comic strip characters Zonker and Zipper enjoy a laidback life growing “weed,” more or less as they have all their lives—but now legally, on a grander scale, and unfettered by government. Nothing could be [...]

By | 2017-07-20T08:44:55+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Hazardous Waste Requirements for Medical Marijuana Cultivation and Processing

Do E-Cigarettes Require Hazardous Waste Management?

As of 2014, per the latest available report from the Centers for Disease Control, 3.7 percent of American adults use e-cigarettes, more than 9 million people. That’s a lot of electronic “vapes.” And so the question arises: Do e-cigarettes require hazardous waste disposal? In a word: Yes. And although everyone has likely seen an e-cigarette by now, the approximately 313 [...]

By | 2017-07-17T15:33:26+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Do E-Cigarettes Require Hazardous Waste Management?

Does Your Company Have a Contingency Plan to Deal With Possible Hazmat Disasters?

No commercial or industrial enterprise that involves chemicals or petroleum is immune from the possibility of a disaster: some unexpected contingency that occurs beyond normal operations and catastrophically impacts yourhazardous waste management. No matter how large or small your enterprise, you need to consider the environmental damage that might be caused by escaped hazardous [...]

By | 2017-06-06T11:02:04+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Does Your Company Have a Contingency Plan to Deal With Possible Hazmat Disasters?

Is “Landspreading” a Viable Option to Hazardous Waste Disposal?

Perhaps as old as agriculture itself, “landspreading” is the practice of returning to the soil a portion of the organic matter and fertilizing elements that might have been removed by harvested crops. On the simplest level, this is what you do when you set your lawnmower to “mulch,” leaving the grass clippings on your [...]

By | 2017-06-05T16:42:52+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Hazardous Waste, Non-Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Is “Landspreading” a Viable Option to Hazardous Waste Disposal?