Environmental waste is a broad category of waste that includes many wastes and byproducts, including liquid waste, debris, spent oil and hazardous wastes. Improper transport of these wastes, especially hazardous waste, can negatively impact the environment and lead to significant fines.
So how can you transport your environmental waste securely, efficiently and in accordance with the law? In the guide below, we’ll discuss how waste is transported, who can transport hazardous …Continue Reading
Running a manufacturing facility, oil and gas refinery, pharmaceutical company or food-processing plant — among other operations — generates a tremendous amount of waste, particularly chemical waste. Much of that waste is hazardous. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that between 2001 and 2015, the United States produced approximately 20 to 29 million tons of hazardous waste per year. All that waste has to go somewhere, and companies must …Continue Reading
One of the biggest challenges in waste management is staying compliant with the state and federal regulations that govern the generation, transport, treatment, storage, and disposal of waste. The myriad regulations governing compliance for these operations, especially hazardous waste compliance, can become a tangle that even experienced facilities find challenging.
Fortunately, a professional waste management company can help you navigate waste management rules. Below, we’ll give an overview of hazardous and …Continue Reading
Wastewater treatment is a vital process for many different industries. Companies must carry it out responsibly to help keep the planet healthy and human populations safe. Total water use in the United States is estimated to be about 322 billion gallons a day, with industrial use accounting for almost half that amount. In 2017, U.S. industries spent $10.2 billion on water management, including getting the water, reusing it, treating it …Continue Reading
Perhaps you’ve heard of other companies taking steps to become more eco-conscious and have wondered if this is something your business should consider. In short, the answer is yes. As it becomes more clear how much of an impact businesses have historically had on our environment, it’s time for businesses to use that knowledge to make positive changes that will help the environment and reduce their ecological footprint going forward.
There …Continue Reading
Industries produce many types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and knowing what to do with waste products can be tricky. Every year, the United States generates about 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste, and it all has to go somewhere.
But what are the different types of waste, and how should you handle them? In this guide, we’ll discuss the difference between hazardous and non-hazardous waste, discuss the various categories of hazardous …Continue Reading
Waste disposal is a significant part of keeping your facility compliant, efficient and environmentally friendly. And if you have a paint-heavy operation, paint waste can be a huge component of that. It can be liquid, solid or sludge and may very well be a hazardous material, so you’ll need to know how to handle it.
A waste disposal service can make your job much easier by taking the guesswork out of …Continue Reading
Waste-to-energy is the process of taking solid waste and turning it into energy. Your liquid waste can be made into a solid through stabilization methods and then incinerated to produce electricity. Solid wastes, that meet the criteria, can also be incinerated for waste-to-energy. These residual waste streams include, but are not limited to the following:
Oil impacted water
Latex impacted water
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Metals impacted water
Spill clean-up materials
These materials are then …Continue Reading
As a business, it’s important to ask whether your waste is recyclable. Properly managing the waste of your business can assist you financially and help your company stay environmentally responsible. Here at Environmental Recovery Corporation (ERC), we can help with all your waste management needs, including recycling.
Types of Recyclable Materials
Your company can recycle various materials. As you begin to recycle your waste materials, make sure that they’re clean and that …Continue Reading
Before you choose a waste management company to help you reduce, transport and dispose of your waste, you need information about the services that waste management companies offer. You also need to know how to choose the right partner for your business’ requirements. Finding a company that understands the general needs of business waste management is important, but you’ll also want them to have had experience in your particular sector …Continue Reading