When we think of waste products that can be considered “dangerous” we tend to think of hazardous wastes. Something you may not know, though, is that even non-hazardous waste can be threatening under certain circumstances. We understand the term “non-hazardous” can be misleading, so it’s important to recognize that non-hazardous waste products still have the potential to cause harm. This is why proper disposal of these wastes is vital. Today, we will review the best steps to take during non-hazardous waste disposal.
Identify the Kind of Waste You Have
Before you’re able to know how to dispose of your non-hazardous waste, you need to first know what kind of waste you’re handling. Identifying your waste products should always be the first step in your non-hazardous waste disposal process. Typically, it’s best to work with a non-hazardous waste disposal company when identifying what kinds of waste you have. This way, you’ll know how to avoid encountering legal problems down the road regarding how you dispose of your waste products.
Check Laws to See if Any Waste Products are Hazardous
If your facility makes anything that could potentially have hazardous waste in it, it’s imperative that you acknowledge the differences between non-RCRA hazardous waste and standard non-hazardous waste. RCRA, aka the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, governs how hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are managed. Sometimes, wastes can be deemed as hazardous even if they don’t fall within RCRA guidelines for waste disposal. In addition, while a kind of waste could be deemed as non-RCRA hazardous waste, it could potentially fall within stricter state laws regarding hazardous waste.
Send Your Waste Products to Disposal Sites
If you have looked at your waste products and determined that they are non-hazardous, there is a simple manner for disposing of it all, and that solution is to transport it to a TSDF (Treatment, Storage, and Disposal facility). Before you send over your waste, though, you need to be sure that the TSDF you’re considering is willing to accept what waste you have, not just the type of waste, but also how much of it. Some facilities are only willing to accept a certain amount of waste at a time, so if you have larger amounts of wastes that are in need of transferring, you’ll want to hire a non-hazardous waste disposal company to help with the transporting process.
Call AEG Environmental for Non-Hazardous Waste Management Services!
AEG Environmental has the skills, resources, and training to solve any environmental issue you may face. Our team has over 20 years of experience transporting and disposing of non-hazardous, hazardous, infectious, and universal wastes. We welcome projects big and small and pride ourselves in our exceptional customer service. For more information about our hazardous waste disposal and transport services, please contact us today!