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3 Reasons Your Business Needs RCRA Training

3 Reasons Your Business Needs RCRA Training

Plainly stated, if your company handles hazardous waste in any capacity, you should have RCRA training.

Plainly stated, if your company handles hazardous waste in any capacity, you should have RCRA training. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is not just another set of regulations meant to make your job that much more difficult. RCRA compliance is good for your business, your neighborhood, and the environment. Here are some more reasons why your business needs RCRA training.

Environmental Hazards are Everywhere

Many people don’t realize it, but there is hazardous waste everywhere: batteries, fluorescent lights, and thermometers are all commonly found in our homes, and most people just throw them out with their regular garbage.  Over time, throwing these items in the trash can have a significant negative impact on public health and the environment.

Learn the Lingo

Hazardous waste is called “hazardous” for a reason. It can harm people, and it can harm the environment. It is the responsibility of those who generate it to make sure that everything is packaged and labeled correctly. According to regulations set in the RCRA, there are hundreds of different hazardous wastes, separated into several different categories, each with their own classification letter. There is so much information you need to know; it’s practically like learning a new language. RCRA training will teach you and your employees what you need to know to keep your hazardous waste handling compliant with current regulations.

Non-Compliance Will Cost You

Another major reason to get RCRA training is that not complying with regulations it quite expensive. The EPA can fine your business up to $37,500 for each DAY of non-compliance, that’s over a million dollars in fines over a single month. That’s a lot of money! If you think about it in dollars and cents, paying for RCRA training could save you money because you won’t have to worry about all those non-compliance fees!


No matter what kind of environmental issue you may have, AEG Environmental can help. We handle every situation with care, dedication, and a commitment to exemplary customer service. When you have an emergency, you can rely on us! Need training? We can handle that too! We train in a wide variety of environmental management areas so that your company can remain compliant with EPA, DOT, and OSHA. Make sure to check out our blog for the latest and greatest in the waste management world! You should also follow us on social media for updates.

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