Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) and Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste

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The management requirements for hazardous waste at your facility depend on the amount of waste generated each month. To address potential risks and ensure appropriate management, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) established generator categories under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. These categories include Large Quantity Generator (LQG), Small Quantity Generator (SQG), and […]

How to Tie a Red Bag

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Hazardous waste disposal is a complex process that requires compliance with many regulations for safe disposal of biohazardous, chemical, and universal waste.

Due Diligence: The First Step in Proper Hazardous Waste Management

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It’s fair to say that everyone wants a safe, healthy environment. No question. And savvy businesses follow best practices for sustainability and environmental health, especially when it comes to proper waste management. Most of the time, the waste management procedures in place are adequate. But what happens with hazardous waste disposal? Do the same rules […]

The True Costs of Hazardous Waste Disposal

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Hazardous waste generation, transportation, and disposal are strictly regulated in the United States. And for good reason! Incorrect handling or disposal of these materials can lead to releases of dangerous toxins, which can be hazardous to humans and our environment. Beyond the risks to human life and our natural ecosystems, a hazardous waste crisis can be incredibly […]

Sustainable Forestry Waste Management in Alabama

Sustainable Forestry Waste Management Alabama

Alabama has about 23 million acres of timberland — the third-largest timberland acreage in the United States, after Oregon and Georgia. As a result, forestry is a key industry in our state. Pulp, paper, and lumber production contribute thousands of jobs and billions of dollars to the Alabama economy every year. With the advantages comes […]

Hiring a Lab Pack Provider? Ask these 4 Questions.

Hiring a Lab Pack Provider? Ask these 4 Questions.

1. What is a Lab Pack? Laboratory packs aka “lab packs” are small containers of hazardous waste material packed in drums. They’re used by hospitals, laboratories, college campuses, factories, veterinarians, embalmers — anywhere small quantities of hazardous chemicals need to be carefully stored before professionally transported and disposed of by a hazardous waste disposal service. […]

Industrial and Commercial Waste – Counting the Cost

Industrial and Commercial Waste – Counting the Cost

Industrial and commercial activity in the U.S. produces a lot of waste every year. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), industrial solid waste production alone is estimated to amount to approximately 7.6 billion tons each year, while hazardous waste generation has ranged from 20.3 to 29.1 million tons annually. Here we’ll look into the […]

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