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3 Frequent Generators of Hazardous Waste

3 Frequent Generators of Hazardous Waste

Hazardous waste is just a fact of life. Many different industries and businesses create it and store it.

Hazardous waste is just a fact of life. Many different industries and businesses create it and store it. The cradle to grave responsibility is something that everyone must stay aware of, no matter what industry they are in, even if it is in education. Here is a look at three of the most frequent generators of hazardous waste. 

Cleaning Vehicle Parts for Freight Haulers 

All the roads are incredibly dirty. It’s just a byproduct of so much traffic passing over them. It doesn’t matter where in the country you are. Trucks and truck parts are going to get dirty even if they are exceedingly well-cared for. The problem is that this filthiness will impact how efficiently the trucks run, which can cause even more pollution. Many different chemical blends are needed to clean these trucks. Three examples include ammonium hydroxide, benzene, and hydrochloric acid. All three can be dangerous to the environment and any people who need to handle it, which makes proper PPE even more important. 

Dealing with Paint 

As useful as the paint is, it’s easy to forget how toxic it can be. Even though lead paint is being phased out, even watercolor paints can fall into the category of hazardous waste. Both contractors and homeowners need to use paint. Old homes can get a fresh coat of paint. Think about the facades and exteriors you’ve seen on the businesses you frequent – could they do with a new paint job? If it takes you more than a minute to consider this question, then the buildings probably need something done to them. Many different regulations come into play when it comes to painting. Some of the chemicals and substances are part of painting’s composition include chlorobenzene, methylene chloride, and petroleum distillate.  

If You Build It 

A construction zone is a busy place full of noise, activity, and yes, waste. Laying down asphalt usually involves strong odors that can affect everyone around it. That’s because acetone, methyl isobutyl ketone, and volatile organic compounds are all part of the process when it comes to road construction and maintenance. Disposing of these substances can also be a time-consuming and risky project, which is why you need help from the best! 


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