Category Archives: Hazardous Waste

Changes to Hazardous Waste Regulations

On November 28, 2016, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule that significantly revises hazardous waste generator regulations. These revisions provide less stringent requirements for many hazardous waste generators and become effective on May 17, 2017.  The revised … Continue reading

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Not all bulbs are created equally

In the last post I summarized requirements for universal waste.  One waste stream that falls into this category are bulbs (lamps).  Did you know that not all lamps need to be managed as universal waste that, in fact, some are not … Continue reading

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Universal Waste Requirements

Universal waste is a special category of hazardous waste that includes batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment and lamps.  For the most part, these wastes are self-explanatory but often confusion arises from mercury-containing equipment which includes a device or part of a device (including … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details…Hazardous Waste Training Requirements

In this series on hazardous waste we have discussed: defining hazardous waste; managing hazardous waste at home; determining generator status; hazardous waste accumulation and storage requirements.  This article will review training requirements, one of the biggest violations that companies incur.   The … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details…Hazardous Waste Accumulation Areas

I have discussed identifying hazardous waste in What is Hazardous Waste? and determining hazardous waste generator status in The Devil is in the Details…What Type of Generator are You?  Today we will tackle the issue accumulation time–the amount of time … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details…What Type of Generator are You?

In What is Hazardous Waste? I talked about properly identifying hazardous waste by asking 10 key questions.  Now that you have tools to identify hazardous wastes what are the next steps in managing hazardous waste in compliance with federal regulatory requirements? … Continue reading

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Managing Hazardous Waste at Home

Much discussion is centered around toxicity in our homes—chemicals in our cleaning products; cancer-causing materials in our cosmetics and skin care products.   I recently read an article published in Globe and Mail entitled “Your manicure looks beautiful. But the … Continue reading

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What is Hazardous Waste?

Hazardous waste is one of the most regulated arenas within environmental compliance.  Many industries and service providers utilize chemicals in their processes and the disposal of these materials is what creates hazardous wastes.  Proper disposal is an important part of … Continue reading

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