Category: Hazardous and Solid Waste

Two Words: Plastics Recycling

In the absence of any enthusiasm on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in environmental matters, environment, health, and safety (EHS) managers should look to states for new developments in the environmental arena. Today we will look at a new law in Florida that encourages plastics recycling.


Where Can I Find a Listing of Thresholds or Limits of Metals/Chemicals Signifying Our Separated Solids as Hazardous?

Q. We have a triple basin collection system on our city sewer line that allows solids and oils to separate out, leaving just the water to continue on to the city. We have the solids tested at a local lab, but I am having trouble finding a listing of thresholds or limits of metals/chemicals signifying […]


Where Can I Find a List of Toxicity Contaminants and Their Thresholds?

Q. Where can I find a list of thresholds for metal/chemicals to use to determine if the sludge-type waste from the triple basin collection system on our city sewer line is hazardous? A. From your question, we infer that you have already determined that your waste is not a listed hazardous waste and that you […]


Do SQGs Need to Inspect Container Areas If There Are No Containers Present and for How Long Do Weekly Inspection Logs Need to be Kept?

Q. As a small quantity generator (SQGs), we know that our waste containers during the 180-day accumulation period must be inspected weekly. Does the area still need to be inspected weekly when there are no containers? Also, is there a record retention requirement for the weekly inspection log?


New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions: How Will EPA’s Final Rule Impact Your Operations?

In a recent webinar titled “New RCRA Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions—How EPA’s Final Rule Will Impact Your Operations,” speaker Christopher R. Bryant, senior regulatory consultant at Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., unraveled the complexities of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Hazardous Waste Export-Import Revisions rule, which went into effect on December 31, 2016.