Hazardous waste disposal in Dallas Texas is provided by Hill Country Medical Waste. Some hazardous substances can lead to more severe diseases and if hazardous wastes aren’t handled with care, the effects are great to both human and environment. We maintain the highest quality of service when we collect and transport the produced wastes. Managing hazardous waste is complicated but we are here to guide you. Join our partners in Dallas and experience worry-free transactions with us.
What is hazardous waste?
Hazardous waste is any waste produced that has substantial or potential risks to human health and environment. They can be liquids, contained gases, sludges, or solids. They can also be by-products of manufacturing processes or any discarded products like pesticides or cleaning liquid.
Effects of mismanagement of hazardous waste
Exposure to any hazardous waste can result to danger or injury. The effects of related to waste are determined by the chemicals contained in them and how they are managed. Hazardous waste has the possibility to negatively affect public health and the environment which is why it’s strictly monitored and regulated.
Some hazardous substances, when irresponsibly handled, can irritate the eyes or skin, make it difficult to breathe, cause headaches, or even result to other types of illness such as cancer, birth defects, genetic mutations, behavioral abnormalities, physical deformations, and physiological malfunctions (e.g. kidney failure, reproductive impairment, etc.).
Mismanagement of hazardous waste can kill organisms in a lake or river, kill animals and plants, and some can even cause a fire which is great threat to the environment.
Lack of awareness about the health hazards, low priority given to the topic, absence of waste management and disposal systems, and inadequate training are the most common triggers waste management failures according to World Health Organization (WHO) especially those related to healthcare wastes (hazardous and non-hazardous).
For other information related to proper waste disposal in Dallas, some Frequently Asked Questions are available on their page.
Identification of hazardous waste is the key
To ensure that handling of hazardous materials is properly done, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a regulatory definition and process to help identify which substances are hazardous and provides objectives criteria for including other materials in the hazardous waste universe. The hazardous management program uses the term “solid waste” to imply something that is a waste. EPA recommends using the following series of questions to the waste generators:
- Is the material a solid waste?
- Is the waste excluded from the definition of solid waste or hazardous waste?
- Is the waste a listed or characteristic hazardous waste?
- Is the waste delisted?
There are still wastes excluded from hazardous waste regulation even if the material technically meets a listing or exhibits a characteristic that would normally match the definition. To know more about the exclusion, you may review the subsection of 40 CFR section 261.4(b).
Dallas Texas Hazardous Waste Transportation
Collecting and transporting of hazardous wastes can be stressful for many. Since transporters are moving regulated wastes, EPA and United States Department of Transportation hazardous materials regulations apply. A transporter of hazardous waste is subject to several regulations under Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), cited in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 263 including:
- General: EPA identification number (ID), Transfer facility requirements
- Compliance with the Manifest System and Recordkeeping: The manifest system, Compliance with the manifest, Recordkeeping, Electronic manifest signatures
- Hazardous Waste Discharges: Immediate action, Discharge clean up
Let us move your Dallas Texas Hazardous Waste
We are certainly authorized to partner with businesses like yours. Connect with us today by simply requesting for a FREE quote and let us help you transport your hazardous wastes. We can certainly assist you in identifying and managing these wastes then have them be disposed and moved for good. Want to talk ASAP? Please call us at (512) 551-4931 now.