HazChem knows that different industries generate different amounts of waste. Sometimes, even small quantities of waste, such as out-of-date chemicals or off-specification materials, can create hazardous conditions in the environment. Disposal of chemicals in small amounts can often become an intricate compliance problem.
HazChem provides the same experienced, rapid and reliable turn-key services for lab pack quantity wastes as for your larger projects. Our fully trained, qualified professionals and chemists identify, classify, isolate and package the waste. When necessary, we pack small containers into larger containers for proper transportation and disposal, always preparing proper documentation to ensure that your business complies with all local, state and federal regulations.
Our full service approach guarantees that each item will be tracked and inventoried from the source at your facility all the way through transportation, treatment/recycling and final disposition. At HazChem, we minimize your risk and liability to solve even your smallest environmental issues, safely and conveniently.
HazChem specializes in the identification of unknown waste streams. We offer customized laboratory and analytical solutions tailored for your specific waste. HazChem’s expertise and experience allows us to perform only the analyses needed for your particular waste minimizing expenses and making certain that wastes are eliminated expeditiously.
Over the past 75 years, industries have developed new products that make our lives easier. But with progress, there has also been an increase in by-products and wastes that can lead to contamination of land, water and air.
The USEPA categorizes waste generators into two classes:
Small quantity generators, or anyone who generates between 220 pounds/month and 2,200 pounds/month. That’s as little as 1/2 drum of waste with the density of water. Many are small businesses (like automotive shops, printing shops, laundries or dry cleaners) with minimal amounts of waste that accumulate over time.
Large quantity generators or anyone who generates 2,200 pounds/month (1000 kg/month) or more during any given month of a calendar year of a hazardous waste. That’s only about five drums of a waste with the density of water.
All waste generators large or small cannot store waste for more than 90 days in accordance with regulations and must train personnel in proper handling and emergency procedures, as well as keep an emergency preparedness plan outlining these procedures in case of an accident. If you have waste that’s been sitting around, chances are you need the services of HazChem. Call us today at (630) 458-1910 to help keep your business compliant.