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What Is a Hazardous Waste Profile?

A hazardous waste profile — usually referred to simply as a “profile” — is an industry term for a form that lists the chemical properties of wastes requiring disposal. The format of the profile form will vary depending on the treatment, storage and disposal facility (TSDF) that is receiving the waste, but it generally includes:

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Understanding the Four Characteristics of Hazardous Waste

The first step in managing your hazardous waste is determining that it is, in fact, a waste (as defined by the EPA). If your waste really is a waste, the next step is to determine if the waste is produced from certain non-specific sources (F list waste) or certain specific sources (K list waste), or

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How to Use the Four Lists for Hazardous Waste

Just because you’ve generated a waste doesn’t mean you’ve generated a hazardous waste. If you know you have a waste, but you’re not completely sure whether your waste is, in fact, hazardous, the first step in making that determination is to check whether it is on one of the EPA’s four hazardous waste lists: F,

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Three Steps to Identifying Hazardous Waste — And What to Do About It

Hazardous waste regulations in the U.S. are based on the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Under RCRA, in order to be a “hazardous waste,” something must first be a “waste” (as that term is defined by the regulations), then it must be “hazardous,” based on a specific set of criteria. Some materials are obviously

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ACTenviro Announces Acquisition of Fremouw Environmental

Fremouw Environmental Services is now part of the ACT family SAN JOSE, CA, March 30, 2021 ––ACTenviro, a nationally-recognized environmental and hazardous waste management firm, announces the acquisition of Fremouw Environmental Services (FES). As a part of the purchase, ACTenviro is welcoming a distinguished team of environmental professionals and experienced field crews. The business deal

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Shocking Waste Generation and Recycling Statistics Revealed: US in the Top 10 Highest Risk Countries

Introduction Did you know that each year the United States recycles about one-third of all waste created? This is among the key recycling statistics that provide a snapshot of other issues like plastic bag recycling statistics, landfill pollution statistics, and the global waste problem. Various recycling statistics show it’s boosted its recycling/waste ratio in 1960,

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San Jose, California Hazardous Waste Disposal

Introduction Fun Fact: San Jose (Saint Joseph) is the most affluent city in the state of California. The city is well-known for its Mediterranean climate, and as Silicon Valley’s financial and cultural hub. Because of its size and population, waste management is one of the city’s number one concerns, and chances are – if you’re

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San Diego, California Hazardous Waste Disposal

The City of San Diego is the 8th largest city in the United States and the 2nd largest city in the state of California. With an estimated population of 1.4 million from a July 2019 survey, the city naturally takes hazardous waste disposal very seriously. Violators of laws and regulations related to hazardous waste disposal

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Disposal of Treated Wood Waste (TWW) in California

What is Treated Wood Waste Treated Wood Waste (TWW) is waste from wood products intended for outdoor use or for wet areas that has been treated with preservatives to prevent rot or decay.  Examples of these wood products include: Utility poles, fence posts and rails Lawn furniture and decks. Playground equipment. Garden/landscape timbers. Log homes

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Food Waste Solutions (2021 Guide)

Before ACT dives into food waste solutions, we need to face an ugly truth that the US alone wastes around 40% of its food supply! That is about 125 to 160 billion pounds of food that goes into the trash bin. The sad thing is that a lot of this food waste is still safe,

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