When a hurricane hits, the damage left in its wake can be devastating. Not only do you have to worry about repairing your home, but you also have to worry about the health and safety of your family. The Environmental Protection Agency has put together a list of tools and resources to help cleanup. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most important tools on that list, along with some of...
Tornado Cleanup: Safety and Waste Disposal
Tornadoes can be devastating events for many people. Not only do they destroy property and ruin lives, but they also leave behind a lot of debris that needs to be cleaned up. Cleaning up after a tornado is not just about removing the physical objects left on the ground – it’s also about disposing of any hazardous materials. In this blog post, we will cover safety tips for cleaning up...
How to Rent a Dumpster: Saving You Money
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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.
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.
Superfund Sites: Where Are They & What You Need to Know
Across the USA, there are thousands of contaminated sites where hazardous materials have been dumped in inadequate locations. The EPA is responsible for cleaning those sites up and making them usable again. When the EPA identifies a site that needs to be cleaned up, it’s referred to as a Superfund site.