Hazardous waste can take many forms. It can be a liquid, solid, gas, or sludge. It can come from industrial sources, businesses, or even homes. It may be an obvious toxic metal or a commercial cleaning product.
According to the EPA, hazardous waste is “waste with properties that make it dangerous or potentially harmful to human health or the environment.” Such waste products appear on one of the four hazardous wastes lists maintained by the EPA: F-list, K-list, P-list, or U-list. Hazardous wastes also generally demonstrate at least one of the following characteristics:
If you have materials on-site that demonstrate any of these characteristics, there’s a good chance it is hazardous and requires special disposal methods.
Disposing Of Hazardous Waste
Under EPA rules, if you generate the hazardous waste, you are responsible for disposing of it properly. But that doesn’t mean you have to do it on your own.
Homes and small business that don’t generate a lot of hazardous waste are usually capable of disposing of the waste products themselves, often taking advantage of local collection services or drop-off sites.
Larger businesses with more complex operations that generate significant amounts of hazardous waste are better off contracting with a disposal service to have the materials safely removed and disposed of. This is by far the better choice because professional disposal services are:
- Familiar with local, state, and federal rules and regulations regarding hazardous waste collection, transportation, and disposal.
- Fully equipped to meet the required guidelines and address emergencies that may arise during the collection, removal, and disposal process.
- Part of a network of haulers and recyclers who can process materials for recycling or reclamation and reprocessing.
Critical Power Exchange’s Hazardous Waste Collection And Recycling Services
Critical Power Exchange plays a critical role in hazardous waste management. Our collection and recycling services help reduce the consumption of raw materials and energy to make new products and reduce the volume of waste going to landfills and collection facilities. Through a network of partners, the hazardous waste we collect is sorted for reclaiming and recycling. Materials that are unsuitable for these processes are disposed of locally, not shipped off to developing countries that have lax (or non-existent) rules and regulations.
When you contact Critical Power Exchange for hazardous waste removal and disposal services, you are assured of safe and responsible disposal that won’t harm the local environment.
Contact Critical Power Exchange at 877-315-4176 to discuss your hazardous waste disposal needs.