Chemical Disposal Near Me
June 3, 2024

Information concerning hazardous waste is maintained in the RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.) This is a national program for the management and inventory system of hazardous waste handlers. Generators, treaters, transporters, storers, and disposers of waste categorized as hazardous are required to provide specific information regarding their activities to state environmental agencies. These agencies then pass the information on to national and regional EPA offices. Environmental Marketing Service is a chemical waste disposal facility that understands and follows these complex regulations.

Environmental Marketing Service addresses all your waste management requirements. They have a diverse portfolio of services that includes efficient, safe, and cost-effective disposal and transportation for a wide spectrum of hazardous and non-hazardous materials as well as universal waste. 

What is the RCRA?

RCRA provides the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) with the authority to control chemical waste disposal and other hazardous materials from the cradle-to-the-grave. This authority exists from the time hazardous materials are generated, transported, treated, stored, and disposed of. To ensure the safe management and cleanup of these hazardous materials, the EPA created guidance, regulations, and policies to encourage beneficial reuse and source reduction programs. 

Congress recognized the risks involved when treating, storing, and disposing of large volumes of hazardous waste at TSDFs (treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.) It was determined these risks required management activities to prevent accidents, mechanical failures, and spills. As a result, all TSDFs must obtain permission, or a permit, to establish the technical and administrative conditions under which their facility is managed.  

A RCRA permit is a binding document under the law that demonstrates a waste management facility, such as Environmental Marketing Services is conducting proper chemical waste disposal and the handling of other hazardous materials under the EPA regulations.  

A RCRA permit requires facilities to create emergency plans and to locate financial and insurance backing to train employees on how to handle hazards. Under the RCRA, a TSDF cannot operate without a permit. Environmental Marketing Services understands the complex, government-regulated chemical waste disposal regulations. Your facility can have peace of mind knowing all regulations are being followed with efficient and effective waste management solutions for your chemical waste disposal and other hazardous materials.  

Hazardous Waste Management

Congress authorized EPA under the RCRA to communicate regulations that establish the design and operating requirements for hazardous waste management units. These units are to be designed and operated in a manner that ensures the protection of the environment and human health which hazardous materials can pose.

Under subtitle C of RCRA, specific regulations have been created for the various types of units allowed with hazardous waste management. If your facility has questions regarding the type of units being used, contact Environmental Marketing Services for solutions. These are some of the specific regulations under RCRA:

Tanks

A tank is a stationary unit constructed of non-earthen materials. A tank can be used to treat or store hazardous materials. Tanks can be constructed from a wide variety of materials including plastic, fiberglass, steel, and concrete.

Containers

A container for hazardous waste is a portable unit for which hazardous waste is treated, transported, stored, or otherwise handled. A typical container used for hazardous waste is a 55-gallon drum. Other examples of containers include bags, buckets, railroad cars, tanker trucks, and test tubes.

Containment Buildings

A containment building must be completely enclosed and a self-supporting structure. These buildings should have four walls, a roof, and a floor and be used to store or treat non-containerized hazardous materials.

Drip Pads

A drip pad should be an engineered structure that consists of a free-draining base, curbed, and made from non-earthen materials. A drip pad should be designed to transport chemical drippage from precipitation, treated wood, and water run-on linked to collection systems at wood-preserving plants.

Industrial Furnaces and Boilers

An industrial furnace is an enclosed unit that is part of an integral portion of a manufacturing process that uses thermal treatment to recover materials from hazardous waste. An example of an industrial furnace would be a halogen acid furnace, cement kiln, or aggregate kiln. A boiler is an enclosed unit that uses a controlled flame combustion. A boiler recovers and exports energy in the form of heated fluids, steam, or heated gases. 

Incinerator

An incinerator is an enclosed unit that uses controlled flame combustion. The flames treat hazardous waste. When an incinerator is properly used, it will destroy toxic organic properties in hazardous waste and reduce the volume of waste that will have to be disposed of. 

Surface Impoundment

A surface impoundment is a natural topographic depression, diked area, or man-made excavation formed of earthen materials. These impoundment areas are typically used to hold an accumulation of liquid hazardous waste. A surface impoundment is required to be constructed with a double liner system, a leak detection system, as well as a leachate collection and removal system. Talk to the experts at Environmental Marketing Service regarding the regulations required for the inspection, monitoring, and closure of these units. 

Waste Piles

Waste pile units are non-containerized piles of non-liquid, solid, hazardous waste materials temporarily stored for treatment. A waste pile is required to be double-lined with a double leachate collection and removal system. These piles must also have a leak detection system, as well as a run-off, run-on wind dispersal system. 

To learn if your facility is using allowed units, or if you have questions on other options for chemical waste disposal units, contact Environmental Marketing Service.

Chemical Waste Disposal and Other Hazardous Waste Management

Environmental Marketing Services can handle all your hazardous waste management. We are an environmentally responsible company with a commitment to helping facilities across a range of industries create a tailored solution to their chemical waste disposal needs as well as other hazardous wastes. We can ensure an efficient and sustainable disposal process. 

Some of the highlighted services offered through Environmental Marketing Services include aerosol can recycling, drum waste disposal, and fuel blending. We handle other various types of waste and offer various services including:

  • Paint booth filters
  • Contaminated debris
  • Coolant and oil
  • Paint and thinners
  • Still bottom solids
  • On-site chemical identification and inventory
  • Lab-pack disposal
  • Reactive chemicals management
  • Turnkey Lab-pack services
  • Off-Spec and Outdated product management
  • Many more

Some of the industries we serve include:

  • Auto Body and Automotive Repair
  • Consumer Products and Retail
  • Chemical
  • Education
  • Government
  • Healthcare
  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Water and Utilities Treatment facilities
  • Many more

Why Your Facility Should Use a Professional Chemical Waste Disposal Service

If your facility generates hazardous waste, you are required to comply with laws that govern its proper management. A professional hazardous waste management service such as Environmental Marketing Services, ensures your business complies with all relevant laws. Compliance with these complex laws will prevent your facility from facing potential liabilities. 

Federal and state regulations for hazardous waste apply to any business, large or small, which generates hazardous waste. Even if your waste volumes are low, by state and federal law, it needs to be handled properly for disposal. There are very few exceptions to the hazardous waste permit program, so your facility needs to check with the Environmental Marketing Services to determine if you are eligible for exemption. 

Proper hazardous waste management is not only the responsibility of the business generating hazardous waste, but it is also an excellent idea for self-preservation. These waste materials have the potential to create a very serious threat to human health and the environment. Talk to the experts at Environmental Marketing Services to learn more about their commitment to creating a safe, effective, and efficient hazardous waste management program for your business.

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