Non-Hazardous Wastes are Still Regulated
Apr 13, 2017
In the normal operations of your business, you will most likely generate non-hazardous waste. A lot of industrial wastes aren’t technically hazardous, but they’re also not technically normal dumpster waste material either. These are the types of wastes we call non-hazardous wastes—and non-hazardous wastes are still regulated. Here are some things you should know about the collection, transportation, and disposal of non-hazardous waste.
What is Non-Hazardous Waste?
Non-hazardous waste is any type of industrial waste which, according to regulations, cannot be added to a dumpster or sewage line. Examples of non-hazardous wastes would be sugars, lactic acid, bromides, or carbonates, just to name a few. Though these materials won’t negatively affect the health of humans, they must be collected and disposed of properly for a variety of reasons.
Non-Hazardous Waste Collection and Disposal
There is no one true way to collect and dispose of non-hazardous waste, simply because the wastes themselves have individual regulations depending on what they are. For example, lactic acid will be disposed of differently than oil. For more information on the regulations set by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) you can visit the EPA’s website here.
Classifying Non-Hazardous Waste
One aspect to determining the best course of action for the collection, transportation, and disposal of non-hazardous waste is the classification of the waste. While it may seem straightforward, it’s best to contact an experienced non-hazardous waste service for assistance in classification. A waste service specializing in non-hazardous wastes will be able to help the generator classify every type of waste and identify the most economical and code-compliant disposal strategy.
How to Transport Non-Hazardous Waste
Now that you know you are collecting your business’ non-hazardous waste in accordance with local and federal regulations, how exactly do you get it to the disposal facility? Most of the time, the answer is to contact and hire a non-hazardous waste transporter in your area. These regulated waste companies will remove and transport your waste in accordance with all regulations. It’s important to hire a waste transporter you trust, and one with a flawless service record, because you are in-fact responsible for your non-hazardous waste even after it has left your facility.
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