Archive for the ‘Hazardous Waste’ Category

By: Stericycle
Sep16

As of August 2019, there are still 27 states pending adoption of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. Once this rule is updated by each state, it will make other rules easier to understand and facilities more complian. It will also provide greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Sep16

As we’ve been preparing the last few months 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 continue to remind our customers that these new regulations require many health care entities…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Aug08

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) newest rule will be in effect in various states beginning Aug. 21, 2019. The new regulations require retailers with pharmacies and many other health care practices to asses hazardous waste management procedures. Any missteps in compliance can result in costly fines and brand damage.…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Aug02

From a single store to a large brand with a national presence, retailers face many unique challenges. Few of these challenges, however, have as much potential to impact a retailer’s brand and financial status as environmental and waste regulations. The rising focus on regulations and enforcement can result in fines…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Jul18

We are continuing to see more states move forward with paint stewardship bills. Putting paint stewardship legislation in place requires states to have program maintenance, proper disposal based on type of paint and reporting on quantities. As we continue to monitor and report the progress of paint stewardship legislation, below…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Jul15

With being in the midst of hurricane season, it is 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 your facility’s hazardous waste…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Jul15

As of July 2019, there are 27 states pending adoption of the Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule. This rule is a much-needed update and makes other rules easier to understand, facilitates better compliance, provides greater flexibility in how hazardous waste is managed and closes important gaps in the regulations. Two…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Jul08

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently published its highly anticipated final rule on the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals. These new regulations require retailers with pharmacies to examine – and likely restructure – their hazardous waste management practices. Additionally, the rule also has implications for retailers without pharmaceuticals, as it addresses the reverse logistics…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Jul05

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published its final rule on the Management Standards for Hazardous Waste Pharmaceuticals in February 2019. These new regulations require many health care entities and retailers to examine hazardous waste management practices. Failure to comply with any part can result in costly fines and brand damage. State-by-state adoption will…

Read More
By: Stericycle
Jun12

The state of Washington has passed House Bill 1652, creating a statewide product stewardship program for paint. Proponents of this bill have been working for nearly one decade to pass a paint stewardship program. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the bill into law on May 9, with it going into…

Read More