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3 Types of Businesses that Produce Hazardous Waste

3 Types of Businesses that Produce Hazardous Waste

No matter what industry your business is in, it’s possible to produce hazardous waste.

No matter what industry your business is in, it’s possible to produce hazardous waste. All of this waste needs to be disposed of properly. That way, you can avoid violations that could result in your company being fined. However, some businesses tend to produce more waste than others do.

Cleaning Freight Vehicle Parts

Roads are exceedingly dirty places, so you can only imagine what gets on truck and vehicle parts. Sometimes, the parts get so gross and dirty that it actually impairs their function. When this happens, they need to be cleaned. The chemicals required for this task can be harmful to the environment and need to be handled accordingly. Some of these include:

  • Ammonium hydroxide
  • Benzene
  • Hydrochloric acid


Contractors and homeowners paint homes all the time. Whether it’s a new construction or part of a remodel, or they’re just painting the fence, paint happens all the time. When the project is complete, some people save a bit of the leftover to do touch-ups where necessary. But what happens to the paint when it is no longer needed? It needs to be disposed of according to local hazardous material regulations. Here are some of the hazardous materials that come from paint and paint production:

  • Chlorobenzene
  • methylene chloride
  • Petroleum distillate

Surface Construction

Do you ever drive past a construction crew while they’re laying asphalt and wrinkle your nose at the smell? What you’re smelling is the cocktail of hazardous materials that are required to make roads. Some hazardous wastes produced by asphalt and concrete work are:

  • Acetone
  • Methyl isobutyl ketone
  • Volatile organic compounds

Whatever waste you need to dispose of, you need to have a partner you can trust. That’s why you should depend on the experts at AEG Environmental to handle the proper disposal of all hazardous materials and wastes.


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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