Archive for the ‘Hazardous Waste’ Category

By: Chandra Robinson
Mar30
How Hazardous Waste Removal Reacts to the Coronavirus

Proper disposal of hazardous waste is always essential, but particularly during a global public health crisis. Though changes to business operations may be unprecedented, compliance is still essential: a national emergency does not provide blanket relief to environmental regulations. We recently held a webinar around environmental compliance during this unprecedented…

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By: Chandra Robinson
Mar18

Once waste leaves your organization’s facility, where does it go? Beyond industrial disposal by your waste management partner, it’s probably not something you give a lot of thought to. It’s time you did, though, because many companies (including Stericycle Environmental Solutions) give waste a green second chapter by converting it…

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By: Chandra Robinson
Feb25
Retail Waste Management and RCRA Compliance

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is a regulation that outlines the proper management and disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. While the RCRA applies to several industries, retailers are a particular focus as they produce a variety of different forms of hazardous waste that must be properly disposed…

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By: Chandra Robinson
Feb12
Safe Disposal of Household Hazardous Waste

Spring cleaning season is almost upon us, and with that annual home refresh, comes a big job: cleaning out your clutter. What many people don’t know is that there are a variety of products in our homes that we shouldn’t just throw in the trash, as they may be harmful…

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By: Jeff Barger
Jan29
Impacts of the Upcoming Aerosols as Universal Waste Final Rule

In December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency signed a Final Rule to add hazardous waste aerosol cans to the Universal Waste (UW) Program under the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations. The Final Rule will go into effect on Feb. 7 in Alaska, Iowa and Puerto Rico. Shortly…

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By: Jeff Barger
Jan06

  https://stericycleinc.wistia.com/medias/9yvtcbn8s2?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=640   As we enter 2020 and close out 2019, it is important to look at Steriycle’s improvements and our plans for the future. During a recent open house at our Tacoma, Washington facility, Vice President of TSD Operations, James Treloar took time to cover key wins, along with…

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By: Stericycle
Dec11

In 2019, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals took effect in several states, including Alaska, Florida, Iowa, Kentucky, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota and Virginia. State-by-state adoption will still be long and varied in 2020, with anticipated timelines for states…

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By: Stericycle
Nov21

All businesses, from retail manufacturing facilities to hospitals, must stay compliant with ever-changing regulations year-round. However, as we approach the end of the year, facilities tend to have an over accumulation of many hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Those materials can pose serious safety risks within your facility along with regulatory violations…

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By: Stericycle
Nov12

As states continue to make progress on rule making for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals, we’ve continued to share updates on the progression of this rule on a national and state level. We will keep you updated on developments into 2020. The new regulations took…

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By: Stericycle
Oct15

Although Atlantic hurricane season simmering down and officially ends Nov. 30, it is still imperative that businesses of all sizes – from small to large quantity generators – are prepared for emergencies caused by high winds, heavy rainfall and flooding. The following tips will help you better prepare to protect…

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