Hazardous Waste

Hazardous Waste

Dec 01, 2012 Written by  Green Port Network
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Hazardous waste is a waste with properties that make it dangerous or potentially harmful to human health or the environment. According to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste is a waste that appears on one of the four hazardous wastes lists (F-list, K-list, P-list, or U-list), or exhibits at least one of four characteristics-ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity.

Hazardous waste reuse, recycling, and reclamation can avoid environmental hazards, protect scarce natural resources, provide economic benefits, and reduce the nation's reliance on raw materials and energy. Not only can hazardous waste recycling be good for the environment, it can also be good for the bottom line. Recycling hazardous waste can increase production efficiency and reduce costs associated with purchasing raw materials and waste management.

TIPS TO ACHIEVE:

  1. Determine if you use items considered hazardous waste.
  2. Contact your property manager/landlord or hauler directly to inquire about proper disposal. 
     

ITEMS YOU CAN CONSIDER RECYCLING:

  • Zinc anodes
  • Batteries
  • Light bulbs containing mercury
  • Engine oil

(This list is not exclusive)

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