Hand sanitizer is something most businesses have on hand. It’s a quick, convenient way to encourage proper personal hygiene and prevent the spread of bacteria and disease on commercial grounds. If your business uses hand sanitizer, there may come a point when you need to get rid of it.
AFTER ITS DATE OF EXPIRATION, HAND SANITIZER MUST BE SAFELY, PROPERLY AND LEGALLY DISPOSED OF.
The USDA classifies hand sanitizer as a Class 3 Flammable Liquid due to the high percentage of ethyl or isopropyl alcohol it contains. This classification comes with special handling and disposal requirements your business must follow.
Large amounts of hand sanitizer call for hazardous waste disposal. Pouring gallons of hand sanitizer down a drain or throwing it into the trash is a recipe for disaster that can quickly lead to combustion. Improper disposal will also net your business bad press, hefty EPA fines and major legal issues with area, state and federal regulatory entities.
So you will need to reach out to a waste management company for your commercial sanitizer disposal needs.
HazChem Environmental is a disposal company with over 30 years of experience in the waste management industry. We provide our hand sanitizer disposal services throughout the United States. Our environmental experts and chemists are experienced and knowledgeable, and this expertise enables us to offer our services at competitive prices with no long-term contacts. We offer a simple, personalized experience to make disposing of hand sanitizer as easy as possible.