Discussing Different Waste Types and Management Solutions

Waste comes in all shapes and forms, with some materials being compatible for storage and disposal. It’s important to be able to identify what types of waste your facility is dealing with to best address any health or environmental concerns. Triumvirate Environmental is here to provide the best results for companies in need of hazardous waste disposal. Our experienced team can navigate the complexities of developing a waste management system to ensure your operations are sustainable and compliant with all regulations.

We can handle a wide range of materials, ranging from non-hazardous products to lab packs. Today, we’ll discuss a few common types of waste we deal with here at Triumvirate. If you’re ready to learn more about our exceptional process, check out the environmental services we offer.

Identifying Waste

Proper identification and disposal of your waste stream are essential in keeping your staff, facility, and the local environment safe from harm. The Environmental Protection Agency regulates industries to ensure that waste management is cared for responsibly. Many companies face the challenge of identifying what qualifies as hazardous waste and how that material should be cared for.

Triumvirate Environmental is here to provide hazardous waste management, transportation, and disposal services to keep your company in compliance. We can help you develop a disposal plan that covers your waste from “Cradle-to-Grave,” ensuring environmental, health, and safety (EHS) compliance across numerous industries. We are committed to improving your waste management process, minimizing your carbon footprint and saving on costs in the process.

Hazardous Waste

According to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), hazardous waste must be managed properly to minimize the dangers to both residents and the environment. Materials that qualify as hazardous waste harbor characteristics including reactivity, toxicity, corrosivity, or ignitability.

Hazardous waste can be presented in a variety of forms and requires a professional management team to provide a responsible, sustainable outcome for your business. A few examples of this waste would include:

  • Acids
  • Cleaning solutions
  • Petrol
  • Pool chemicals
  • Flammable products
  • Solvents
  • Caustics
  • E-waste

Laboratory Waste

Labs produce waste in both hazardous and non-hazardous forms, oftentimes creating additional hazardous concerns as chemicals and solvents mix in with inert materials. Technicians and scientists will be tasked with taking extra precautions for a safe and compliant waste disposal program, including the segregation of acids and bases, safe storage of oxidizers, containment of used solvents, and more.

Our hazardous disposal pros can help you develop an ideal system for your laboratory, minimizing the volume of waste in addition to properly storing and transporting it. We can provide the drums, totes, and tankers needed to provide ideal laboratory waste services.

Construction Waste

Constructing a new building can result in a lot of waste. Many of the materials are classified as non-hazardous, including masonry, wood, PVC, flooring materials, and so on. Job sites can also produce considerable amounts of waste in terms of glues, tars, paint, and the chemicals utilized to treat lumber products. It is essential to find a company to assist with the management of both classifications of materials to meet local regulations.

Chemical Waste

This type of waste comes in solid, liquid, or gaseous states and often faces the strictest regulations across the globe. Acids, acetone, ammonia, pesticides, and a variety of other chemicals are deemed hazardous and in need of extra precautions and care. Laboratories, manufacturing plants, and other facilities may produce a considerable amount of chemical waste, making it vital to seek out professional waste management services.

Industrial Waste

Any waste that is generated by an industrial process but does not fall under Subtitle C of RCRA, will fall under this label as non-hazardous. Non-ferrous metals, leather products, iron and steel, paper, rubber, agricultural chemicals, and other wastes are produced in bulk annually, pushing many companies to seek out cost-effective waste management solutions.

Triumvirate Environmental is here to help businesses in Life sciences, Industrial, Healthcare, and Education. We understand the complexities of hazardous waste disposal and are experts in the management of a broad range of waste types. Our hazardous waste professionals are available to help you develop a sustainable, affordable outcome. Contact us below to learn more, and be sure to request your free quote to get started!

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