Whenever you sign a Hazardous Waste Manifest, you’re signing for two things – that you’ve properly followed all of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) regulations for packaging and shipping hazardous materials, and that you’re doing what you can to minimize your waste. But there’s much more to gain from the practice of waste minimization than compliance.
Here are some of the things waste minimization can do for you:
(1) Save you serious money. If done efficiently, it leads invariably to the better management of materials and inventory. And a better managed inventory reduces the costs associated with purchasing, waste management, and hazardous waste removal;
(2) Make it possible for your company to change their RCRA regulatory status from large quantity generator to small quantity generator, or conditionally exempt small quantity generator;
(3) Bring in new customers (and new money) with an improved business image;
(4) Reduce the occurrence and likelihood of worker exposure and workplace accidents;
(5) Protect the environment (by diminishing demand for landfill space, saving resources and energy, and reducing pollution) and boost environmental performance (by increasing the efficiency of production).
Remember: Reduce, reuse, recycle is an excellent way to minimize waste. Check out our articles 9 Tips for Small Business Recycling or All About Recycling Hazardous Waste for a little extra help doing it right.
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If you’re interested in developing a better waste minimization plan, or need assistance finding a solution to any of your hazardous waste disposal challenges, contact Hazardous Waste Experts today at 800-936-2311 to speak with an expert.