From industrial maintenance to spill response, tank cleaning to vacuum excavation, businesses and industries generate a variety of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams during routine industrial processes and periodic cleaning and maintenance activities.
Hull’s Environmental Services works as your environmental partner for waste transportation and disposal, offering complete environmental waste solutions and management, including:
- Waste classification and profiling
- Waste manifesting
- Waste transportation to an approved treatment, storage, disposal facility (TSDF)
- No matter your waste stream, we offer reliable and strategic services for all of your hazardous and non-hazardous waste disposal needs.
Hazardous Waste Disposal Services
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) governs what constitutes hazardous wastes. Essentially, it’s any liquids, solids, sludges, or contained gases that pose a threat to the health of the community or the environment. Failure to properly manage your hazardous waste streams can cost a business more than $70,000 a day, as enforced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Besides meeting federal regulations and avoiding fines, proper hazardous waste management offers many benefits, including:
- Helps the environment. Hazardous waste is one of the leading causes of groundwater pollution, air pollution and atmospheric effects, and soil and land pollution. Hazardous waste is often high in heavy metals like mercury and lead, as well as non-chemical contaminants that can trigger air quality issues.
- Improves safety. Waste disposal reduces the risk of exposure to hazardous toxins for you and your staff, and it also ensures compliance with state and federal safety regulations (e.g. OSHA, EPA, DOT, etc.).
- Expedited lead time. With Hull’s as your partner for environmental waste solutions, you receive expedited waste removal and reduced lead time to help you avoid costly delays when it comes to inspections and audits.
How Hazardous Waste is Disposed and Transported
To properly dispose of hazardous waste, businesses must:
- Identify the waste. All hazardous waste must have a profile made up of its appropriate safety data sheets (SDSs).
- Store the waste. It is important to store the waste in containers that are appropriate for the specific waste profile and meet all safety regulations.
- Transport the waste away from your facility. Waste must be transported by a licensed, permitted transporter to nearby hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facilities.
- Dispose of the waste. Only a hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) with current licensing and permitting can receive transported hazardous waste.
Many companies find this process overwhelming and intimidating, which is why Hull’s offers complete classification, profiling, manifesting, and transporting services.
Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal Services
It’s important to note that under the RCRA, non-hazardous waste is still highly regulated. Examples include garbage (e.g. uncontaminated gloves, paper towels, etc.), as well as substances like carbonates, sugars, bromides, and other substances that are not defined as hazardous waste under the RCRA.
How Non-Hazardous Waste is Disposed
According to the EPA’s hierarchy of waste disposal, businesses should approach non-hazardous waste streams in the following order:
- Minimize waste streams at the source. Minimizing non-hazardous waste production through prevention, reduction, and re-thinking processes and packaging can help proactively reduce waste streams.
- Recycle and compost. Whether done in-house or through a trusted partner like Hull’s, appropriate non-hazardous waste should be recycled or composted.
- Energy recovery. Many forms of non-hazardous waste can be transported by Hull’s to a waste-to-energy facility where it can be converted into energy.
- Treatment and disposal. If all other methods don’t suffice, any resulting non-hazardous waste can be treated and disposed of.
Hull’s Waste Treatment and Disposal Solutions:
Environmental Waste Solutions from Hull’s
Subtitles C and D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act classify which materials are considered hazardous versus non-hazardous as well as how to generate, transport, treat, store, and dispose of these materials. To ensure compliance with RCRA, it is crucial that businesses partner with regulated environmental waste disposal companies.
At Hull’s, we can handle all of your hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams with services such as fuel recycling, waste-to-energy conservation, landfill, incineration, recycling, and disposal. With convenient locations in Florida, Texas, Georgia, Tennessee, and Oklahoma, we have all the necessary permits and licenses for transportation and disposal of various waste streams.
If your business has hazardous or non-hazardous waste that needs to be disposed of, or if you’re feeling overwhelmed navigating the many regulations that govern waste disposal, contact Hull’s today. Our friendly team can answer all of your questions and provide you with a no-hassle quote.