Can you follow your waste stream?

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It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it!  Waste management is literally a dirty job and it’s definitely necessary. Correct and timely compliance with the regulations for industrial and hazardous wastes help to protect the state’s environment and safeguard the health of people.

 

Industrial and hazardous waste generators are responsible for the waste they generate until final disposal, the cradle to grave responsibility.  These regulations are set forth by regulations in Title 30 of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 335.  The rules apply both to wastes generated in Texas and to those generated outside the state and sent to Texas for treatment, storage, and/or disposal.

How to manage your waste stream?

 

  1. What wastes am I generating?
  2. Waste determination. Am I generating industrial, non-hazardous, and/or hazardous wastes?
  3. Can I support my waste determinations?
  4. How much waste am I generating?
  5. Am I properly permitted and registered with the state?
  6. Waste management. Is my waste being properly managed?  ie onsite storage, labeling, spill containment, accumulation limits, disposal requirements, personnel training, and documentation and record keeping requirements.

 

If you can’t answer one or more of the above questions, then you are not only subjecting yourself to penalties and fines, but you may be harming the environment.