Wastebits Blog

Posts by

Wastebits Staff

Wastebits provides software and services to power the waste industry, reducing work, ensuring compliance, and providing unparalleled insights into today's waste data.

PFAS: What You Should Know

PFAS: What You Should Know

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, better known as PFASs, are a group of man-made chemicals that include PFOA (perflourooctanoic acid), PFOS (perflourous sulfonic acid) with many other variations. These were made for various industries around the world including in the United States since the 1940s. The most extensively produced types have been studied more than others but both these chemicals persist to environmental conditions and can accumulate over time - meaning they break down very slowly or not at all within living organisms making them an unsustainable resource which could also lead to adverse human health effects like cancers observed by epidemiologists from different parts of America after decades ago when firefighting foam containing this type was used by the military to extinguish fires.

Read More
Will We Run Out of Landfills?

Will We Run Out of Landfills?

Landfills are carefully engineered disposal facilities, designed to combat the problems you can expect if you just throw trash into a hole in the ground. So rather than dumps, which are just designated areas to leave garbage, landfills involve inbuilt solutions to leaching, leakage, off-gassing, and more.

Read More

C&D Waste Recycling: A Resource for Solutions

A construction site can generate construction and demolition (C&D) waste at a rate of 20 to 30 tons per hour. C&D waste is usually generated when buildings are demolished, remodeled or constructed. C&D recyclers have come up with creative ways to collect this material for recycling which has led to the creation of more jobs in the industry and less C&D waste going into landfills.

Read More
A Guide to RCRA Training

A Guide to RCRA Training

RCRA training is one of the most important aspects of being compliant. And lack of it is also among the most frequent causes of citations for noncompliance. The requirements for RCRA training are often state-specific, and documentation and proper coverage are particularly important. Training also affects employees differently depending on their job role.

Read More
How to Find Accurate Contact Information, Data and Firmographics for Waste Companies

How to Find Accurate Contact Information, Data and Firmographics for Waste Companies

Finding contact information on prospects can be tough. Sending personalized messaging to the right person to get your foot in the door, at a company that fits your ideal customer profiles (ICPs)? Easier said than done. But Wastebits Insights can make it not only possible, but surprisingly easy, to build lists based on the industry’s most up-to-date database. And you’ll find contact information for relevant individuals front and center too. Whether you’re looking for companies in a particular area, or those working with a particular niche waste type, Insights has you covered. Let’s jump in and find out how to use it.

Read More
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 101

Resource Conservation and Recovery Act 101

The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is the main federal law that governs solid and hazardous waste disposal in the USA. It was passed in 1976, as pollution from improper disposal of hazardous waste and the lack of a federal framework to ensure safe disposal became increasingly problematic.

Read More
Hazardous Waste Disposal - Where Does It Go and Who Handles It?

Hazardous Waste Disposal - Where Does It Go and Who Handles It?

‘Hazardous waste’ calls to mind glowing tubs of nuclear or biological residues. But in fact, every household and most businesses will generate some hazardous waste. This could be used lightbulbs or old batteries, residues from auto engine maintenance — or large quantities of sludges left over from complex chemical manufacturing, and everything in between. It all needs to be disposed of appropriately.

Read More
Artificial Intelligence is Changing Waste Management

How Artificial Intelligence is Changing Waste Management

Artificial intelligence and machine learning might seem strange partners to waste collection, recycling and management. But as we’ll see, AI for waste is a growing sector. There are companies setting up smart bins, smart dumps and smart cities, aimed at cutting the amount of trash we actually throw away and improving our currently abysmal recycling rates.

Read More