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Best Methods of Disposing of Household Hazardous Waste

One thing that most homes have in common is the accumulation of household hazardous waste – you’re bound to have cans of old paint, old batteries, tins of gasoline, and other such items in your home that are simply not possible to throw away with your regular household trash. Normally, the reason why these types

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What Household Chemicals Might Be Harmful if Not Disposed of Properly?

Introduction All U.S. homes should know: what household chemicals might be harmful if not disposed of properly? Only about 1% of the approximately 84,000 chemicals on the market has been tested for safety, according to CNN. This highlights the need to make sure people properly dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) in the form of

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Cercla Liability

Introduction One of the key legislative acts to be aware of in terms of hazardous waste management is the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA). The federal government’s actions in terms of CERCLA liability involve short-term removal actions and long-term remedial actions. These actions involve a prompt response or permanent/significant decrease in hazardous

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Investigation Derived Waste Management

Overview When it comes to any environmental remediation or any other activities that require touching the environment, such as drilling or sampling, it is essential to practice proper waste management. That is because all unnecessary samples are rendered as waste. Therefore, these still need to be disposed of properly for a healthier environment and safer

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RCRA vs CERCLA

Introduction Is there really a difference between an RCRA Cleanup vs. CERCLA Cleanup? It’s important to know the key similarities and differences between the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA/Superfund). These laws were passed within a half-decade apart: 1976 (RCRA) and 1980 (CERCLA).  This helps to explain

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Los Angeles, California Hazardous Waste Disposal

Introduction Did you know this fact? Los Angeles ranks number one in the state of California, in terms of hazardous waste produced. Despite this statistic, however, L.A. is best known for its Mediterranean climate, Hollywood movies, and Los Angeles Lakers. L.A.’s nickname “City of Angels” is based on a Spanish-to-English translation. Settlers started visiting the

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Hazardous Waste Management

Any trash that contains materials that may pose a risk to human lives and the environment is considered as hazardous waste. The sources of these wastes vary, and they may come in many forms. In this article, we will give you information on: the proper management of hazardous waste how different waste generators manage hazardous

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How to Recycle CFLs

Overview When you are trying to convert your lifestyle into something that is good for the environment, it involves many changes that can feel overwhelming. So, if you are looking for a way to go green, you can start by changing your lightbulbs. Specifically, if you are using incandescent light bulbs, replace them with compact

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Medical Waste Disposal Guide

Overview Medical waste can come from multiple facilities, especially in the health sector. Since it contains harmful and infectious components, it is certainly one of the more challenging types of waste to dispose of. That is why you can use this medical waste disposal guide, to stay on top of medical waste disposal management, and

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How To Dispose Of Fluorescent Tubes

Fluorescent tubes are more energy-efficient and cost-effective compared to incandescent bulbs and are used in many homes and businesses. They generally last anywhere between 15,000 to 20,000 hours. Fluorescent lights must be disposed of or recycled properly because they contain mercury. Unlike chemicals that are visible or that emit a strong odor, when mercury is

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