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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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Employee Spotlight – Chris Dean

Chris Dean has been with our team for 11 years and runs what he calls an “island” for ACTenviro. As Site Manager of the Sandia branch in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he manages 19 people and three programs: hazardous waste management, pollution prevention and recycling, and solid waste disposal. While he handles one client, they have

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Hazardous Waste Definition & Identification

Introduction The world produces about 13 tons of hazardous waste per second. This kind of modern human-produced waste must be treated, stored, and disposed of effectively to preserve planet Earth for future generations.  Humans are constantly creating such toxic waste. The amount that’s produced is based on the scope of different human activities, including industrial,

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EPA Hazardous Waste Codes Guide

The US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Hazardous Waste Codes are an important part of the proper management of hazardous waste in the country. But before we go into the codes themselves, it is important to know the foundation of those codes. In this case, we need to have a basic understanding of the Resource Conservation

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Gasoline Hazardous Disposal Guide

Gasoline, like many other fuels, is a valuable substance; it’s difficult to imagine a world without being fueled by gasoline. However, gasoline that isn’t combusted but introduced into the environment can endanger the environment and public health.  Whether liquid or as a vapor, gasoline is highly flammable and toxic to living organisms. Uncontrolled burning of

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Sandia Team Members Celebrate 10-Year Anniversaries

This month, members of our Sandia branch team celebrate a huge milestone—10 years of service at ACTenviro! The team went out for lunch and had a good time telling their funniest and weirdest stories as part of the team. We appreciate all their commitment and are very grateful to have such a great team! Congratulations

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What Are the 8 RCRA Metals?

Overview According to the Environmental Protection Agency or EPA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act or RCRA is a federal law that provides a structure for the proper management of hazardous and non-hazardous solid wastes. Its purpose is to give the EPA the authority to handle these waste products – from generation to transportation to

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Food Waste Solutions (2022 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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Is Methanol Flammable or Combustible?

Methanol is a light and colorless liquid that has an alcoholic odor similar to that of ethanol. Over 200 million tons of methanol is produced globally each year. It is a base or an ingredient in many commodity chemicals such as acetic acid, gasoline additive, formaldehyde, and many more. So, quick answer: Whether in liquid

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2022 Paint Waste Disposal Guide

Paint brings colors to the world. We use it to color our houses, buildings, and cars. We use it for our arts, crafts, and hobbies. It’s so common that we often take paint for granted. However, we must remember that paint and its related products are still chemicals and must be handled with care. Most

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