Are you properly segregating your hazardous waste?
About the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Defining Hazardous Waste
A waste is any solid, liquid, or contained gaseous material that is discarded by being disposed of, burned or incinerated, or recycled. Our team in Denver specializes in biohazard waste removal and management, and plays an active role in creating a safe and hazard-free environment.
RCRA was passed with three goals in mind: to protect human health and the environment; to reduce waste and conserve energy and natural resources; and to reduce or eliminate the generation of hazardous waste as expeditiously as possible.
It is the person that determines that the item is no longer useful and is now waste that is required to determine if that waste is hazardous or if it can safely be put in the solid waste stream.
Under classification could be very expensive as a result of fines assessed by the regulating agencies, but over classifying is expensive if you are treating things as hazardous that could be put in the regular trash.
The F-List and K-List pertain to wastes that are generated during manufacturing processes that are carried out at a facility. The P-List and U-Listed wastes are usually related to unused, expired, or spilled chemicals.