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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?

New “Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule” Goes Into Effect May 30

The first major effort in 35 years on the part of the EPA to amend its rules applicable to hazardous materials disposal goes into effect May 30th. Dubbed the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule, it’s an attempt by the EPA to simplify some regulations for hazardous waste generators, making such rules easier to understand, while [...]

By | 2017-05-24T10:50:52+00:00 May 24th, 2017|EPA, Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on New “Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule” Goes Into Effect May 30

Crucial Considerations for Consolidating Your Hazardous Waste Streams

Consolidating the waste streams entering your accumulation areas is one obvious way to reduce your hazardous waste disposal costs. Consider: Combining compatible waste materials into larger shipping containers reduces the number of units you need to ship, commensurately lowering your handling and transportation outlays. The fewer containers you handle and transport, the fewer units there [...]

By | 2017-05-16T10:19:19+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Hazardous Waste|Comments Off on Crucial Considerations for Consolidating Your Hazardous Waste Streams

Don’t Let Bungled Hazardous Waste Management Destroy Your Brand Equity

In this age of heightened awareness about environmental issues, you can kill or seriously injure your brand image with just one bad decision. Germany’s Volkswagen Group has gone out of their way to prove this, installing an illegal defeat device with intent to cheat on emissions tests. But you don’t need criminal intent to do [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:03+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Don’t Let Bungled Hazardous Waste Management Destroy Your Brand Equity

“Spring Clean” Your Compliance Records For Hazardous Waste Management

The advent of warm weather induces many of us in to clean and organize our life spaces. We sweep out our garages, return order to our basements, excise barrels of dust bunnies from beneath our beds, wipe under the knickknacks as well as around them, etc. Unfortunately, the realities of hazardous waste management discourage waiting [...]

By | 2017-06-02T14:00:03+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on “Spring Clean” Your Compliance Records For Hazardous Waste Management