Batteries, pesticides, lamps and devices containing mercury: for many businesses, these specific types of hazardous waste, classified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as “universal waste,” may be among the only hazardous wastes they generate.
Perhaps you serve as your company’s Environmental, Health and Safety manager or plant manager. It is becoming increasingly common for CEOs to set sustainability goals, and if you have not faced this scenario yet, chances are you will soon enough.
As a generator, you may hear other companies talk about their waste diversion rate and ways their number gives them an edge in the market. A waste diversion rate, sometimes called a landfill diversion rate, is a sustainability measure of how much waste your company keeps out of landfills. That is, a total calculation of the amount of waste your company reduces, reuses or recycles.
Enviro-Safe Resource Recovery has been named a 2019 Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) Future 50 award winner. Enviro-Safe was also a recipient of the award in 2005 and 2006, and as a third-time recipient is designated as a Master Mettle winner. The MMAC Future 50 annual program recognizes the fastest growing companies in terms of revenue and employment from across the seven-county Milwaukee region.
Federal and state laws regulating pharmaceutical waste disposal are both numerous and strict. Unfortunately, they are also complex, since there are so many different products that are regulated. For example, a typical hospital pharmacy may stock between 2,000 and 4,000 different items, and each must be evaluated against state and federal hazardous waste regulations. Hazardous pharmaceutical waste is governed by the toughest set of regulations under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).