How much waste does your business generate? It’s something that you will have to take into account when it’s time to begin the disposal process. Proper elimination procedures should be prioritized for two primary reasons: the safety of your employees, and the safety of the environment. You also need to comply with all regulations that deal with hazardous waste, whether it is at the local level, the state level, or the federal level.
Not Hazardous = Not Threatening
Evaluate all of the waste that your facility generates. This rule applies whether or not the waste is actually hazardous. Sometimes, ordinary business waste might be reclassified as industrial waste when it arrives at its final destination. In this case, the final destination is the facility where it will be properly disposed of. What this means is that the waste will be viewed differently and treated more harshly – in other words, the standards will be higher.
Non-Hazardous Waste Doesn’t Need Documentation
Documentation always matters. Hazardous waste has one thing in common with non-hazardous waste: it needs to have a paper trail. All waste generators are held liable for cradle-to-grave tracking. All recycling and disposal vendors are obligated to ensure that this actually happens from point A to point B. It’s entirely possible that this transaction comes with added fees. Although you might think that you can avoid these fees by going in-house, that isn’t always the best idea. The best vendors will help you take care of the paperwork without charging you extra.
Signing Manifests Means That We Don’t Need Training
All of your employees need additional training when it comes to handling hazardous waste. Whether that is in the form of PPE or knowledge on what to do when manifests need to be signed, it’s all equally important. DOT Title 49 CFR training has to be updated every three years – so if this last happened in 2017, then it is time to renew this certification. Paperwork prep, handling, packaging, loading, and labeling are all covered in these training sessions.
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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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