Chemical Waste Disposal

Chemical waste disposal refers to the proper and safe management of waste materials generated from chemical processes, laboratories, industrial facilities, and other sources where chemicals are used or produced. TriHaz Solutions is the trusted company for chemical waste disposal!


“The Orthopaedic Center has 21 locations across Alabama and Tennessee, and TriHaz Solutions has managed our medical waste for several years. They are very responsive – “Johnny-on-the-spot” whenever I need to add a service or have a question! Before TriHaz, we had to use several vendors for our different locations, and with their bundled services, we can include secure document destruction. This is much more efficient, with one pickup and one invoice. Plus, we have no worries about compliance since our waste is being properly transported, treated, and disposed.” 

Jeremy Gaertner
Clinical Director, The Orthopaedic Center (TOC)

Why Our Chemical Waste Disposal Service?

Highly Qualified

Our team is highly qualified and has the experience to get the job done right. With years of experience, we have the knowledge and expertise to help you with your specific needs.

Reliability & Safety

When you work with TriHaz Solutions for your chemical waste disposal requirements you’re working with a reliable partner who can help you reduce risk for your patients.

We offer staff compliance training for your staff regarding OSHA, DOT, and HIPAA. This is important to ensure that your staff is up-to-date on the latest compliance regulations.

Chemical Waste Disposal Near Me

Are you in search of reliable and compliant chemical waste disposal services in your area? Look no further. From small-scale laboratories to industrial facilities, TriHaz Solutions provides services that prioritize safety, environmental responsibility, and regulatory compliance.  Your search for convenient and conscientious chemical waste disposal ends here.

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How Do You Dispose Of Chemical Waste?

Disposing of chemical waste requires careful consideration of the type of chemicals and adherence to local, state, and federal regulations to protect human health and the environment. The general process includes:
  1. Identification: Determine whether the waste is hazardous by referring to safety data sheets (SDS) and regulatory guidelines.
  2. Segregation: Separate incompatible chemicals to prevent dangerous reactions. Hazardous waste should also be kept separate from non-hazardous waste.
  3. Containment: Store chemical waste in appropriate containers, labeled clearly with the contents and hazard symbols.
  4. Use of Licensed Disposal Services: Engage licensed hazardous waste disposal companies that are equipped to handle, transport, and dispose of chemical waste safely.
  5. Documentation: Maintain accurate records of the types and quantities of waste disposed, along with the disposal method and the company used for disposal.

How Do You Dispose Of Hazardous Waste In Alabama?

In Alabama, hazardous waste disposal is overseen by the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). The process involves:
  1. Identification: Recognize and classify waste as hazardous according to ADEM and federal guidelines.
  2. Storage and Labeling: Store hazardous waste safely and label containers with the type of waste and hazard warnings.
  3. Licensed Disposal Services: Utilize licensed hazardous waste disposal services for transportation and disposal. Alabama offers household hazardous waste collection days for residents and requires businesses to use certified hazardous waste haulers.
  4. Record Keeping: Keep detailed records of hazardous waste management activities, including amounts disposed and the service provider used.
  5. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure all disposal methods comply with ADEM and EPA regulations.

What Is The Best Way To Dispose Of Chemical Containers?

The best way to dispose of chemical containers involves:
  1. Emptying Contents: Ensure containers are completely empty. For hazardous chemicals, follow specific disposal guidelines for the chemical residue.
  2. Cleaning: If permitted, rinse containers and dispose of the rinse water according to local regulations for hazardous waste.
  3. Label Removal: Remove or deface labels to prevent confusion or misuse of empty containers.
  4. Recycling or Disposal: Recycle containers if possible, following local recycling guidelines. If recycling is not an option, dispose of containers as hazardous waste if they contained hazardous materials, or in regular trash if they are non-hazardous and fully empty.

What Are Five Ways Of Properly Disposing Of Chemicals?

  1. Incineration: High-temperature destruction of hazardous chemicals, performed at licensed facilities.
  2. Chemical Neutralization: Treating acidic or basic chemicals to neutralize their pH before disposal.
  3. Recycling: Certain chemicals and solvents can be recycled and reused, reducing waste.
  4. Authorized Hazardous Waste Facilities: Using licensed facilities equipped to handle various types of hazardous chemical waste.
  5. Household Hazardous Waste Programs: For small quantities, many local governments offer collection programs specifically for residents.

What Are Examples Of Chemical Waste?

Examples of chemical waste include:
  • Solvents: Used in cleaning, degreasing, or as part of laboratory processes.
  • Acids and Bases: Hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, and other strong acids and bases used in various industrial and laboratory settings.
  • Heavy Metals: Waste containing mercury, lead, cadmium, and other heavy metals, often found in batteries, electronic waste, and some industrial processes.
  • Pesticides: Chemicals used in agriculture and pest control that are toxic to pests and potentially harmful to humans and the environment.
  • Expired Pharmaceuticals: Outdated or unused medications and drugs that need to be disposed of carefully to prevent misuse and environmental harm.

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