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Lead Contamination in Shooting Ranges

Shooting Ranges: The Lead Contamination Danger It probably won’t surprise you to hear that lead contamination is a nasty business, but a little repetition is usually worth its nuisance when framed in a new context. Lead can be a pretty scary element. Prolonged exposure to lead contamination leads to an accumulation inside the body, which can, [...]

By |2018-11-16T14:20:16+00:00August 19th, 2014|Non-Hazardous Waste|1 Comment

Solving Your Used Oil Problem in 6 Steps

Many small businesses handle or generate used oil. Whether it's generated from commercial or industrial operations or the maintenance of vehicles or equipment (or something else altogether) makes no difference. Once you have used oil on-site, you're probably going to wonder what you should do with it. Keep in mind that used oil isn't just [...]

By |2017-06-02T14:00:13+00:00July 3rd, 2014|Non-Hazardous Waste|0 Comments

Paper and Pulp Waste Basics

Paper and Pulp Waste Basics According to the Environmental Protection Agency [EPA], 27 percent of municipal solid waste (MSW) is comprised of paper waste. Fiber is the main component in paper production and is extracted from two main sources, wood and recycled paper products (United States Environmental, 2012).  There are various kinds of [...]

By |2018-11-08T14:48:47+00:00May 27th, 2014|Non-Hazardous Waste|1 Comment

6 Common Misconceptions About Waste

6 Common Misconceptions About Waste Worrying about whether or not a particular waste is regulated, hazardous, or should be recycled can be stressful enough - but the problem can be frustratingly compounded by circulating myths. Waste management (especially that of regulated non-hazardous and hazardous waste) is an area where you really can't afford to be wrong. [...]

By |2018-11-16T14:50:22+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Hazardous Waste, Non-Hazardous Waste|0 Comments

Ink Waste: It’s Not Black and White

Regardless of whether you own a business or work for one, there’s at least one thing you’ll need–and use–sooner or later. Ink. The ability to put words on paper and then disseminate that paper is something just about every business must do, which is why ink waste is as abundant as it is unavoidable. [...]

By |2018-11-16T13:58:25+00:00April 11th, 2014|Non-Hazardous Waste|0 Comments

Battery Basics for Your Business

Battery Basics for Your Business Like paper and ink, there are simply some items that all businesses will need at one point or another. One of those items is batteries. Why? Because businesses need power, and batteries supply power. Because all businesses need power, however, they produce a whole lot of battery waste–and that power, just like [...]

By |2017-06-02T14:00:15+00:00March 25th, 2014|Non-Hazardous Waste|0 Comments

Landfills: An Unsustainable Form of Waste Management

People produce waste. It’s a fact of life. Whether that waste is produced at home or in a business setting, it’s still waste, and it’s still produced–and it’s our responsibility to do something about it. Luckily, there are several waste-management options from which to choose–some more environmentally friendly than others. Overall, there are four [...]

By |2018-11-08T15:04:22+00:00March 11th, 2014|Non-Hazardous Waste|0 Comments

The Basics of Mercury and MCEs

In high school, mercury was merely an element on the periodic table. In the real world, it’s a valuable chemical used by businesses in countless facilities across the country. Yet, while mercury is very helpful, it’s also very dangerous. Toxic to humans and wildlife, mercury can be found in numerous items, including thermostats, barometers, manometers, [...]

By |2017-06-02T14:00:15+00:00February 26th, 2014|Non-Hazardous Waste|0 Comments

What Can’t Go Down the Drain?

When it comes to convenient disposal, you can't beat the drain.  It's easily accessible and quick work, but unless you're disposing of solely non-hazardous, non-harmful waste... the drain won't do you much good. Once something it is sent down the drain, it flows through underground pipes that send it to a wastewater treatment plant. [...]

By |2018-11-08T14:50:07+00:00December 16th, 2013|Non-Hazardous Waste|0 Comments