BE CAREFUL. YOU’RE BEING WATCHED.
Nowadays businesses operate in a milieu wherein the public has been trained to view hazardous waste as an unmitigated evil—without consideration that it is almost always the byproduct of a public good they would be loath to do without.
In such atmosphere you’re typically guilty until being proven not-that-guilty; and the EPA conveniently maintains a webpage encouraging people to report what they might perceive to be an environmental violation—correctly or not.
Note, then, that you don’t necessarily have to be guilty to get on the EPA radar—just unlucky, which is why expert advice is crucial if you have the slightest inkling that your waste stream might contain trace elements considered environmentally hazardous by the EPA.
Are you a hazardous waste generator and just don’t know it?