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May 21, 2019

Hazardous Waste

Filed under: Industry News — TWP Admin @ 12:01 am

Toxic Waste

Standards

This section highlights OSHA standards, preambles to final rules (background to final rules), Federal Register notices (rules, proposed rules, and notices), directives (instruction to OSHA staff), model training programs, and other federal and national consensus standards related to hazardous waste.


State Standards

There are twenty-eight OSHA-approved State Plans, operating state-wide occupational safety and health programs. State Plans are required to have standards and enforcement programs that are at least as effective as OSHA’s and may have different or more stringent requirements.

OSHA

General Industry (29 CFR 1910)

  • 1910 Subpart E, Means of egress
    • 1910.38, Emergency action plans
  • 1910 Subpart H, Hazardous materials
    • 1910.120, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
      • Appendix A, Personal protective equipment test methods
      • Appendix B, General description and discussion of the levels of protective gear
      • Appendix C, Compliance guidelines
      • Appendix D, References
      • Appendix E, Training curriculum guidelines (Non-mandatory)
  • 1910 Subpart I, Personal protective equipment
    • 1910.134, Respiratory protection
  • 1910 Subpart J, General environmental controls
    • 1910.141, Sanitation
    • 1910.146, Permit-required confined spaces
      • Appendix A, Permit-required confined spaces decision flow chart
      • Appendix B, Procedures for atmospheric testing
      • Appendix C, Examples of permit-required confined spaces programs
      • Appendix D, Confined space pre-entry check list
      • Appendix E, Sewer system entry
  • 1910 Subpart L, Fire protection
    • 1910.165, Employee alarm systems
  • 1910 Subpart Z, Toxic and hazardous substances
    • 1910.1200, Hazard communication

Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926)

  • 1926 Subpart D, Occupational health and environmental controls
    • 1926.65, Hazardous waste operations and emergency response
      • Appendix A, Personal protective equipment test methods
      • Appendix B, General description and discussion of the levels of protection and protective gear
      • Appendix C, Compliance guidelines
      • Appendix D, References
      • Appendix E, Training curriculum guidelines (Non-mandatory)

Preambles to Final Rules

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

Federal Register Notices

  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response. Final Rules 59:43268-43280, (August 22, 1994).

Directives

  • Inspection Procedures for 29 CFR 1910.120 and 1926.65, Paragraph (q): Emergency Response to Hazardous Substance Releases (PDF). CPL 02-02-073, (August 27, 2007). Updates enforcement procedures for compliance officers who need to conduct inspections of emergency response operations. It defines additional terms and expands on training requirements for emergency responders and other groups such as skilled support personnel. This OSHA instruction revises CPL 02-02-059, issued April 24, 1998.
  • Technical Enforcement and Assistance Guidelines for Hazardous Waste Site and RCRA Corrective Action Clean-up Operations HAZWOPER 1910.120 (b)-(o) Directive. CPL 02-02-071, (November 5, 2003).
  • Compliance policy for emergency action plans and fire prevention plans. CPL 02-01-037 [CPL 2-1.037], (July 9, 2002).Clarifies several Regional Instructions regarding 29 CFR 1910.38. Change to OSHA Instruction CPL 2-2.59A, Inspection Procedures for the Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard, Appendix F, page F-3, rescind citation policy of 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(1). Rescinds Clarifications of Interpretations and Citation Policy on 29 CFR 1910.38 and 1910.157 Standards.
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response; Final Rule and Corrections. CSP 01-01-024 [STP 2-1.154C], (June 10, 1991). Describes a federal program change to the regions and state designees.

Model Training Programs

  • Draft Model Training Program for Hazard Communication

Other Related Information

  • The Application of HAZWOPER to Worksite Response and Cleanup Activities

Other Federal

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

  • 40 CFR Part 311, Worker protection. Describes the applicability of OSHA’s HAZWOPER Standard, 29 CFR 1910.120, to state and local government employees.

National Consensus

Note: These are NOT OSHA regulations. However, they do provide guidance from their originating organizations related to worker protection.

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

  • D6235 – 04, Standard Practice for Expedited Site Characterization of Vadose Zone and Ground Water Contamination at Hazardous Waste Contaminated Sites.
  • D6498 – 99, Standard Guide for Household Hazardous Waste Training Outline for Household Hazardous Waste Collection Operations.

 

Original Source: https://www.osha.gov/

 

May 14, 2019

EPA – Hazardous Waste

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History

When EPA proposed regulations for managing hazardous waste under Subtitle C of Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) on December 18, 1978 (43 FR 58946), the agency deferred hazardous waste requirements for six categories of waste—which EPA termed “special wastes”—until further study and assessment could be completed to determine their risk to human health and the environment. These wastes typically are generated in large volumes and, at the time, were believed to possess less risk to human health and the environment than the wastes being identified for regulation as hazardous waste.

On October 12, 1980, Congress enacted the Solid Waste Disposal Act Amendments of 1980 (Public Law 96-482), which included the Bentsen and Bevill Amendments (sections 3001(b)(2)(A) and 3001(b)(3)(A)) These new sections exempted “special wastes” from regulation under Subtitle C of RCRA until further study and assessment of risk could be performed. Specifically, the Bentsen Amendment (section 3001(b)(2)(A)) exempted drilling fluids, produced waters, and other wastes associated with the exploration, development, and production of crude oil or natural gas or geothermal energy. The Bevill Amendment (section 3001(b)(3)(A)) exempted fossil fuel combustion waste; waste from the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of ores and minerals (including phosphate rock and overburden from uranium ore mining); and cement kiln dust.

The Bevill and Bentsen Amendments also required EPA to complete full assessments of each exempted waste and submit a formal report to Congress on its findings. Section 8002 explicitly identified the requirements for each special waste study and established deadlines for submission of the final reports. After completion of each respective “Report to Congress”, EPA was then required to make a final regulatory determination within six months as to whether the special waste in question warranted regulation as a hazardous waste under Subtitle C of RCRA.

The EPA submitted Reports to Congress and issued final regulatory determinations for each of the special wastes. For more information on each of the special wastes and links to their regulatory timelines, see the next section.

 

Types of Special Wastes

Categories of special wastes include:

Cement Kiln Dust Waste

Cement kiln dust (CKD) is a fine-grained solid by-product generated during the cement manufacturing process and captured by the facility’s air pollution control system. Because much of the CKD is unreacted raw materials, it is often returned to the production process. CKD that is not returned to the system, typically due to the presence of undesired constituents such as alkali metals, is disposed of in landfills, or sold for beneficial use. Currently, CKD waste is generally excluded from the definition of hazardous waste under federal regulations.

 

Crude Oil and Natural Gas Waste

Certain wastes from the exploration and production of oil, natural gas, and geothermal energy are excluded from hazardous waste regulations under Subtitle C of RCRA. These wastes include those that have been brought to the surface during oil and gas exploration and production operations, and other wastes that have come into contact with the oil and gas production stream (e.g., materials used to process natural gas).

Learn more about the proper management of oil and gas exploration and production waste

View the Crude Oil and Natural Gas Waste Legislative and Regulatory Timeline

 

Fossil Fuel Combustion Waste

Fossil fuel combustion (FFC) wastes are the wastes produced from the burning of fossil fuels (i.e., coal, oil, natural gas). These wastes can include fly ash, bottom ash, boiler slag and particulates removed from flue gas. During its assessment of the regulatory status of FFC wastes, EPA divided the wastes into two categories:

Large-volume coal combustion wastes generated at electric utility and independent power producing facilities that are managed separately.

All remaining FFC wastes, including:

Large-volume coal combustion waste generated at electric utility and independent power producing facilities that are co-managed with certain other coal combustion wastes (referred to as “co-managed wastes”).

Coal combustion wastes generated at non-utilities.

Coal combustion wastes generated at facilities with fluidized bed combustion technology.

Petroleum coke combustion wastes.

Waste from the combustion of mixtures of coal and other fuels.

Waste from the combustion of oil.

Waste from the combustion of natural gas.

After studying these categories of wastes, EPA made two separate regulatory determinations (in 1993 and in 2000) to exclude large- volume coal combustion wastes and the remaining fossil fuel combustion wastes from hazardous waste regulation under Subtitle C of RCRA.

On April 17, 2015, EPA issued federal regulations establishing requirements for the safe disposal of residuals generated from the combustion of coal at electric utilities and independent power producers. These regulations establish technical requirements for CCR landfills and surface impoundments under Subtitle D of RCRA, the nation’s primary law for regulating solid waste. Read more about this rule that went into effect on October 19, 2015.

 

Mining and Mineral Processing Waste

Mining wastes include waste generated during the extraction, beneficiation, and processing of minerals. Most extraction and beneficiation wastes from hardrock mining (the mining of metallic ores and phosphate rock) and 20 specific mineral processing wastes (see side bar) have been excluded from federal hazardous waste regulations under Subtitle C of the RCRA:

 

Mineral Processing Wastes Covered by the Mining Waste Exclusion

 

Slag from primary copper processing
Slag from primary lead processing
Red and brown muds from bauxite refining
Phosphogypsum from phosphoric acid production
Slag from elemental phosphorous production
Gasifier ash from coal gasification
Process wastewater from coal gasification
Calcium sulfate wastewater treatment plant sludge from primary copper processing
Slag tailings from primary copper processing
Flurogypsum from hydrofluoric acid production
Process wastewater from hydrofluoric acid production
Air pollution control dust/sludge from iron blast furnaces
Iron blast furnace slag
Treated residue from roasting/leaching of chrome ore
Process wastewater from primary magnesium processing by the anhydrous process
Process wastewater from phosphoric acid production
Basic oxygen furnace and open hearth furnace air pollution control dust/sludge from carbon steel production
Basic oxygen furnace and open hearth furnace slag from carbon steel production
Chloride process waste solids from titanium tetrachloride production
Slag from primary zinc processing

 

Extraction is the first phase of hardrock mining which consists of the initial removal of ore from the earth. Beneficiation follows and is the initial attempt at liberating and concentrating the valuable mineral from the extracted ore. After the beneficiation step, the remaining material is often physically and chemically similar to the material (ore or mineral) that entered the operation, except that particle size has been reduced. Beneficiation operations include crushing; grinding; washing; dissolution; crystallization; filtration; sorting; sizing; drying; sintering; pelletizing; briquetting; calcining; roasting in preparation for leaching; gravity concentration; magnetic separation; electrostatic separation; flotation; ion exchange; solvent extraction; electrowinning; precipitation; amalgamation; and heap, dump, vat, tank, and in situ leaching. The extraction and beneficiation of minerals usually generates large quantities of waste.

Mineral processing operations generally follow beneficiation and include techniques that often change the chemical composition the physical structure of the ore or mineral. Examples of mineral processing techniques include smelting, electrolytic refining, and acid attack or digestion. Mineral processing waste streams typically bear little or no resemblance to the materials that entered the operation, producing product and waste streams that are not earthen in character. Twenty mineral processing wastes (see side bar) qualify for the exclusion from federal hazardous waste regulation. The remainder of mineral processing wastes are regulated under RCRA and subject to applicable regulations (e.g., land disposal restrictions.) For more information on the management of mineral processing wastes, visit EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance Mineral Processing Wastes Web page.

Original Source: https://www.epa.gov

 

May 7, 2019

News Global waste market to reach $435B by 2023, report finds

Filed under: Industry News — TWP Admin @ 12:01 am

A new report by Allied Market Research forecasts the global waste management market to reach $435 billion by 2023, after being valued at $285 billion in 2016.

The report, Global Waste Management Market by Waste Type, and Service: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2023, shows the municipal solid waste market may reach $222.8 billion by 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.1% during the forecast period.

 

The report anticipates that the fastest growing service for the waste management market will be the disposal segment, which is expected to grow by 6.9% and is forecast to reach $230.7 billion by 2023.

Original Source: https://www.solidwastemag.com/

April 29, 2019

Household Hazardous Waste

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Hazardous wastes are wastes or products that have the potential to harm humans or the environment, either now or in the future. There are many options to help you dispose of household hazardous wastes safely, protect the environment and keep your home safe. Recycling programs are available for some hazardous wastes.

Over the last two decades, there have been major changes to the way Australians manage their waste. Recycling has increased but so has the amount of waste we are generating, including the quantity of hazardous waste.

Household hazardous waste

The average Australian household stores many hazardous substances or products that contain harmful elements. It can be dangerous to dispose of hazardous wastes through regular rubbish collections. Examples of household hazardous waste include:

  • Solvent-based paints
  • Pesticides and other garden chemicals
  • Batteries (for example car, mobile phone or regular household batteries)
  • Motor oils (for example from cars or mowers)
  • Petrol and kerosene
  • Cleaning and polishing chemicals
  • Swimming pool or spa bath chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals (all medicines)
  • Obsolete computer equipment
  • Thermometers, barometers, thermostats, fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent globes (CFLs).

Handling and storage suggestions

To handle hazardous waste at home safely you should:

  • Keep the goods in their original containers if possible. If containers are leaking, use new containers but never use food containers like soft drink bottles.
  • Don’t mix chemicals when decanting a substance into a new storage container.
  • Make sure all labels, including warning labels and manufacturer’s instructions, remain intact on the packaging.
  • Store goods upright with lids secured tightly and out of the reach of young children.
  • Keep all ignition sources, such as matches, well away from the storage area.
  • Keep the storage area cool and dry.
  • Buy the smallest amount for your needs.

How to dispose of hazardous waste

Always store hazardous wastes properly while waiting for a suitable disposal method. There are various schemes in Victoria to recycle and dispose of household hazardous waste. For example:

  • Computers – materials used to make computer equipment contain valuable resources that can be re-used. They also contain hazardous materials that could pose a threat to the environment if they are not disposed of in a responsible manner. In Victoria, unwanted computer equipment – monitors, keyboards, laptops, CD and disc drives – can be recycled through the Byteback scheme. Some councils and equipment manufacturers also provide a disposal service for unwanted computers and equipment. Contact your local council or equipment manufacturer for details.
  • Mobile phones and phone batteries – some mobile phones and accessories contain heavy metals. Mobile phone retailers, some banks and other retail stores will accept used mobile phones for recycling as part of MobileMuster, the mobile phone industry recycling program.
  • Rechargeable batteries – batteries can be taken to Detox your home collections and some permanent sites or to one of a small number of Batteryback or company-owned retail locations.
  • Car batteries – these are collected at many council waste transfer stations, landfills and some major battery retailers. Contact your local council.
  • Gas cylinders (LPG) – these include cylinders used for BBQs, patio heaters, caravans, camping and lamps. These cylinders can be returned through swap programs provided by retailers for replacement, refilling or disposal. Charges may apply in some instances.
  • Used motor oils – these can be recycled. There are over 100 motor oil collection points at transfer stations across Victoria. You can return a maximum of 20 litres of motor oil per visit. Contact your local council or use the Oil directory.
  • Laser and printer inkjet cartridges – these can be taken to Australia Post and Harvey Norman outlets for recycling.
  • Fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent globes (CFLs) – fluorescent lamps and other mercury products, including mercury spills, can be taken to Detox your home collections, selected retail outlets and some permanent sites.
  • Plastic shopping bags – supermarkets have collection bins for used plastic shopping bags for recycling. Plastic shopping bags create an ugly litter problem if not recycled or disposed of properly. If these bags get into waterways, they may be a threat to wildlife.
  • Unused medicines – take unused pharmaceuticals, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, to a pharmacist for disposal through the Return of Unwanted Medicines program. Always store unused pharmaceuticals out of reach of children before you dispose of them.

Contact details for these services are listed in the Where to get help section.

The Detox your Home household chemical disposal service

Sustainability Victoria operates a mobile Detox your home service, which collects household chemicals for safe, responsible disposal or recycling. This service is delivered in collaboration with local government.

The service moves around the State. Collection events are run on weekends. Items accepted for recycling and disposal at Detox Your Home mobile events are:

  • Empty aerosol cans
  • Insect spray
  • Floor-care products
  • Kitchen and bathroom cleaners
  • Ammonia based cleaners
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nail polish and remover
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Batteries
  • Fuels
  • Gas cylinders
  • Paints
  • Fertiliser
  • Weed killer
  • Rat poison
  • Pool chemicals
  • Solvents and glues
  • Paint stripper
  • Engine oil
  • Coolant and antifreeze
  • Mobile phones
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Old car batteries
  • Car wax
  • Brake fluid
  • Transmission fluid
  • Car body filler.

Sustainability Victoria has also established a network of permanent drop-off centres at local transfer stations. These centres are available during transfer station operating times. These centres ONLY accept paint, motor oil, batteries, fluorescent tubes and, in most cases, gas cylinders.

Detox your Home does not accept:

  • Containers larger than 20 litres or 20 kilograms
  • Chemicals for uses other than household purposes
  • Chemicals used for farm, commercial or industrial purposes
  • Waste asbestos.

Disposing of industrial or farm chemicals

To dispose of industrial waste and asbestos:

  • Check the Yellow Pages for waste reduction and disposal services.
  • Go to the EPA website for a list of licensed companies that receive certain types of industrial waste.

What happens when you DON’T dispose of dangerous waste properly

You should never put hazardous household wastes into regular rubbish collections, tip it down the sink, toilet or gutters, or bury it in the ground. This is what can happen if you don’t use correct disposal methods:

  • Buried in the garden – dangerous chemicals and poison can leach into the surface or groundwater. This can affect the soil, plants and water for a long time.
  • Tipped down the sink – wastes may corrode the pipes or block stormwater drains and cause problems at water treatment plants.
  • Put into the regular garbage – this can put the health and safety of garbage collection workers at risk. It may also pollute waterways and drinking water if sent to normal landfills. Hazardous waste should only be stored in specially designed landfills.
  • Plastic shopping bags – these can create an ugly litter problem if not recycled or disposed of properly. If these bags get into waterways, they may be a threat to wildlife. Most supermarkets now collect plastic bags for recycling.
Illegal disposal, dumping or misuse of wastes is a serious offence and subject to large financial penalties.

 

 

What Is the Difference Between Hazardous Waste & Solid Waste?

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Hazardous waste threatens human health or the environment if it is carelessly thrown away, dumped into the ground or handled improperly. According to the EPA, solid waste or municipal solid waste (MSW) is commonly known as trash or garbage. It refers to the overall garbage created by a community, including household waste, as well as the waste generated by businesses, schools and institutions.

Types of Waste

A hazardous waste may be in solid, semi-solid, liquid or gaseous form. According to the EPA, the hazardous waste can be classified into listed wastes (source-specific wastes, non-specific source wastes and unused chemical products), characteristic wastes (toxic wastes, ignitable wastes, reactive wastes and corrosive wastes) universal wastes (batteries, pesticides, mercury-containing equipment and bulbs) and mixed wastes.

Municipal solid waste consists of paper, yard waste, metals, food, glass, wood, plastic and miscellaneous materials.

Problems

Solid waste generation is escalating with the increasing population. Disposal of solid waste in landfills is detrimental to the environment, as it can pollute the surrounding air and water. Toxic gases such as methane and carbon dioxide are formed when the waste in landfills decomposes. People living near landfills are susceptible to lung cancer, bladder cancer and leukemia. Incineration of solid waste releases toxic air pollutants, such as dioxins, which are carcinogenic and may cause birth defects.

Nuclear waste is hazardous and can remain radioactive for long periods of time, thereby affecting the environment and human health. Improper hazardous waste disposal from industries causes health problems in nearby communities. The presence of cancer-causing metal arsenic and toxic metal toluene may cause memory loss, hearing loss and various other conditions.

Disposal

Disposal options for hazardous waste are landfills, incineration, land treatment units and injection wells. Other alternatives include recycling and reducing the use of hazardous waste.

Landfill is the most prevalent disposal option for solid waste. In addition, solid waste is also burned at extremely high temperatures to reduce the waste volume. Alternative techniques of disposing solid waste include recycling and composting.

Potential Uses

Hazardous waste containing metal particles and ash are sent to metal recovery facilities where metal can be recovered from them. According to Science Daily, a new technology involves the recovery of uranium from the ashes of radioactive garbage to be recycled back into nuclear fuel.

Recycling solid waste materials such as paper, plastic, glass, metal and rubber, transforms the old products into new ones by mechanical or chemical methods. Heat is generated during incineration of solid waste, which could be used to heat water. The steam thus produced could be used to drive turbines to generate electricity.

Regulation

The EPA has clear regulations on how to dispose hazardous and solid wastes.

Special precautions need to be taken to dispose hazardous waste both in solid and liquid forms. EPA mandates the combustion or incineration of hazardous waste when possible. For waste in liquid form, underground injection wells should be used.

For solid waste disposal, EPA has guidelines on how to design landfills, where to locate them and how to maintain them.

Original soure: https://bizfluent.com/

 

April 23, 2019

Arizona Firefighters Critical After Explosion

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Eight firefighters were injured Friday night in an explosion at an Arizona Public Service facility in Surprise. Four Peoria firefighters were the most seriously hurt, with three flown to Maricopa County Medical Center’s burn unit in Phoenix, said Michael Selmer, a Peoria Fire Department spokesman. One was in critical condition. The fourth was taken to a West Valley hospital.

In addition, four other firefighters for the city of Surprise were taken to a hospital for evaluation of less serious injuries, said Battalion Chief Julie Moore of the Surprise Fire Department.

The explosion occurred at the APS McMicken Energy Storage facility near Grand Avenue and Deer Valley Road in Surprise on Friday evening. The facility houses utility-sized batteries on the site used in the storage and distribution of solar energy, according to the APS website.

Read Full Story Here

January 31, 2019

RCRA/DOT Training

Filed under: Remediation — Kelly Sherwood @ 3:39 pm

Register Your Team Today!

October 31, 2018

Wayne County Michigan Household Hazardous Waste Event November 3, 2018

Filed under: Household Hazardous,Universal Waste — Tags: , , , — Kelly Sherwood @ 8:19 pm

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Attention Wayne County, MI residents!

Recycle your household hazardous waste!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Please be sure to review the flyer for the list of accepted items and items NOT accepted, hours of service etc.

https://www.waynecounty.com/departments/environmental/land-resource-management.aspx

#HHW #Household #Hazardous #Waste #WayneCountyMI @WayneCountyMI #EWaste #Recycle #Recycling #ThinkGreen #ActGreen #LoveThePlanet #Lightbulbs #Batteries #MedicalWaste #Sharps #Mercury #AutoWaste

 

October 25, 2018

Register your Team –RCRA DOT Training Events

Dec 5th Livonia, MI RCRA/DOT Training

5 Seats Left!  Register your team today!  

RCRA Refresher Training is Annually Required!

RCRA/DOT Training

December 2018

ERG is now in open-enrollment for an all-inclusive training course.  This mandatory course will provide our clients with affordable training that (1) meets/exceeds regulatory requirements, (2) focuses specifically on issues of interest in industrial operations, and (3) provides an enjoyable, informative experience.  Our trainers are experts in their fields; have extensive experience working with industrial companies, and work hard to make their courses interesting.

We are offering the following class that is required of virtually all hazardous waste generators and many other companies as well.

The training course will include:

  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Training, which is required annually for employees of hazardous waste generators who work in any position related to hazardous waste management as defined by 40 CFR 262.34(a) and 40 CFR265.16.
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Training, which is required every three years for all hazmat employees, which are defined as “a person (including a self-employed person) who loads, unloads, or handles hazmat; tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat; prepares hazmat for transportation; is responsible for safety of transporting hazmat; or operates a vehicle used to transport hazmat” as defined by 49 CFR 172.700- 172.704.
  • The rates for the listed training courses are based on the number of attendees from each company.

Attendees (Per Company)                                                  One Day Rate

1-2                                                                                         $300.00

3+                                                                                          $250.0

If several people/group at your facility need training, ERG recommends on-site training that can be tailored to address specific operations, plans, and procedures at your facility.

ERG is ready and able to help you establish, improve and/or maintain a safe workplace and a successful regulatory compliance program.  If you are interested in other ERG EH&S services, including (but not limited to) on-site training courses, integrated contingency planning, permitting and environmental/safety/hazardous waste compliance audits, please contact us.

Register your team today.  Please review the course description.

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Livonia Michigan – Wednesday, December 5th

Bowling Green Ohio — Wednesday, December 12th

Register:

Training@ERGenvironmental.com or call  (855)459.0021

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July 17, 2018

Wayne County MI Household Hazardous Waste Collection 7/21/18

Filed under: Household Hazardous,Universal Waste,Waste Management — Tags: , , , — Kelly Sherwood @ 6:38 pm

Wayne County Residents!

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Wayne County’s Department of Public Services hosts four Household Hazardous Waste Collections per year for County residents. The collections are designed to accept unwanted household chemicals for proper disposal and electronics for recycling from residents. Only household generated products from Wayne County residents are accepted. ERG Environmental Services will be hosting the event.  Please see the attached flyer for the important details.  Please review the accepted items & non-accepted items list as well as times of service and location.

Wayne County Michigan Residents

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event 7-21-18

Detroit HHW 7-21-18

 

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We look forward to serving you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May 23, 2018

June Compliance Training Events! Enroll Now!

RCRA/DOT June 20th

HAZWOPER June 27th 

 rcraTraining flyer June 20 2018

HAZWOPERTraining flyer June 27 2018

 

Register Today!  Call 1.855.459.0021

Email: Training@ERGenvironmental.com

May 14, 2018

New Online Shop!

Filed under: Universal Waste,Waste Management — Tags: , , , , , , — Kelly Sherwood @ 9:34 pm

We’ve launched! 

You asked for it, ERG delivered! 

Our clients asked if we could expand our products and services.  ERG services a wide range of industry and segments of business, but they wanted the ability to shop online with ERG!

ERG Environmental Services is excited to announce our new online shop!

Visit our new online shop!      https://ergenvironmental.com/products

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March 2, 2018

Compliance Training Classes RCRA/DOT & HAZWOPER

Filed under: Uncategorized — Kelly Sherwood @ 3:47 am

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HAZWOPER

ERG is now in open-enrollment for a HAZWOPER 8-hour refresher training course.  This course will provide our clients with affordable training that (1) meets/exceeds regulatory requirements, (2) focuses specifically on issues of interest in industrial operations, and (3) provides an enjoyable, informative experience.  Our trainers are experts in their fields; have extensive experience working with industrial companies and work hard to make their courses interesting.

We are offering the following class that is required of virtually all hazardous waste generators and many other companies as well.

This course meets the requirements outlined in OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 for 8 (eight) hours of annual refresher training for workers at hazardous waste sites. This course is designed for general site workers who remove hazardous waste or who are exposed or potentially exposed to hazardous substances or health hazards. The course may include topics such as topics pertaining to workplace hazards associated with Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER). Topics include HAZWOPER regulations, site characterization, toxicology, hazard recognition, personal protective equipment, decontamination, medical surveillance, confined space entry and emergency procedures. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Enrollment is open to those who have already completed the 40-hour or 24-hour HAZWOPER training.

Attendees (Per Company)            One Day Rate

1-2                                                                                         $150.00

3+                                                                                          $125.00

ERG is ready and able to help you establish, improve and/or maintain a safe workplace and a successful regulatory compliance program.  If you are interested in other ERG EH&S services, including (but not limited to) on-site training courses, integrated contingency planning, permitting and environmental/safety/hazardous waste compliance audits, please contact us.If several people/group at your facility need training, ERG recommends on-site training that can be tailored to address specific operations, plans, and procedures at your facility.

For Further Information: (855) 459-0021

 

RCRA / DOT

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ERG is now in open-enrollment for an all-inclusive training course.  This mandatory course will provide our clients with affordable training that (1) meets/exceeds regulatory requirements, (2) focuses specifically on issues of interest in industrial operations, and (3) provides an enjoyable, informative experience.  Our trainers are experts in their fields; have extensive experience working with industrial companies and work hard to make their courses interesting.

We are offering the following class that is required of virtually all hazardous waste generators and many other companies as well.

The training course will include:

  • RCRA Hazardous Waste Management Training, which is required annually for employees of hazardous waste generators who work in any position related to hazardous waste management as defined by 40 CFR 262.34(a) and 40 CFR265.16.
  • DOT Hazardous Materials Training, which is required every three years for all hazmat employees, which are defined as “a person (including a self-employed person) who loads, unloads, or handles hazmat; tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat; prepares hazmat for transportation; is responsible for safety of transporting hazmat; or operates a vehicle used to transport hazmat” as defined by 49 CFR 172.700- 172.704.
  • The rates for the listed training courses are based on the number of attendees from each company.

Attendees (Per Company)            One Day Rate

1-2                                                                                         $300.00

3+                                                                                          $250.00

ERG is ready and able to help you establish, improve and/or maintain a safe workplace and a successful regulatory compliance program.  If you are interested in other ERG EH&S services, including (but not limited to) on-site training courses, integrated contingency planning, permitting and environmental/safety/hazardous waste compliance audits, please contact us.If several people/group at your facility need training, ERG recommends on-site training that can be tailored to address specific operations, plans, and procedures at your facility.

For Further Information: (855) 459-0021

Enroll Today:  Training@ERGenvironmental.com

 

 

 

January 5, 2018

Happy Holidays ! Thank You! HHW Season Wrap Up!

Happy Holidays! Happy New Year!

Thank You For Another Great HHW Season!

As the New Year unfolds, another successful household hazardous waste community collection season is wrapping up.  Since 2003, ERG has been conducting HHW collection events for municipalities and private organizations throughout Michigan and Ohio.   We maintain a large network of specialized team members experienced to perform these events, many events running simultaneously across multiple sites. We have a fantastic team!  We are efficient, safe, well organized and friendly.  It has been our pleasure to interact with residents from communities around the state while recycling their household hazardous waste.  ERG appreciates the participation of residents; this activity not only helps our business grow but also reduces the amount of toxic and hazardous materials going into the landfill. ERG maintains a full schedule of HHW events, corporate recycling events as well as permanent service locations and drop off locations in Livonia, MI, and Bowling Green, OH.

2017 HHW Waste Processed:

4,573,231 lbs total household hazardous waste processed in 2017.

This includes HHW events, permanent service locations, and drop-offs.

 

If you would like more information about dropping hhw off throughout the year, click the link.

https://ergenvironmental.com/services-listing/household-hazardous-waste-drop-off/

If you would like more information about ERG and our full spectrum of environmental services, call toll free 1.855.459.0021

From all of us at ERG, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

We look forward to serving your corporate recycling event, county, city or community events in 2018.

December 12, 2017

Lab Packs Chemical Packing: It’s that time of Year

Filed under: Chemical Packing,Compliance Support,Waste Management — Kelly Sherwood @ 9:13 pm

Lab Packs – It’s THAT time of Year!

The end of the year brings re-organizing and industrial cleaning projects.  Every industry that generates hazardous and non-hazardous waste cleans out storerooms, flam cabinets and the like to start the new year fresh.  Companies usually find small amounts of miscellaneous chemicals throughout their facility, sometimes unidentified.    ERG Environmental Services provides a Lab Pack service to properly handle these chemicals.

WHAT IS A LAB PACK/CHEMICAL PACKING?

Lab Packs are small containers of unwanted, expired, or out of date chemicals which are ready to be removed from a facility or lab.

These containers are then inventoried, segregated and packed together with other compatible chemicals in the same outer container.

WHY SHOULD LAB PACKS BE DONE BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS?

Lab packing must follow specific rules, regulations, and exceptions as outlined by DOT and RCRA. Improper packaging or handling could lead to dangerous conditions, health hazards, or substantial fines.

WHY USE ERG ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES FOR YOUR TURNKEY LAB PACK SERVICES?

  • ERG offers a unique blend of highly knowledgeable, experienced, and trained team members that work as a group to deliver the best services to our customers.
  • ERG will take inventories, segregate, stabilize, package, label, and transport the chemicals following all regulations and laws.
  • ERG offers an extensive network of vendors to meet your needs and offer the best pricing available. Our services include incineration, fuel blending, stabilization, WTE, neutralization, recycling and landfill options.
  • In addition to our lab pack services, ERG offers: recycling, remediation, sampling, industrial cleanings, and waste management services to meet all your needs.

    For Free Estimate:   https://ergenvironmental.com/services-listing/lab-pack-services/

    #LabPacks #ChemicalPacking #LabPack #EnvironmentalServices #HazardousWasteDisposal #HazardousWaste #Waste #ShipWaste #LabPacking #ShippingWaste #Regulations #WasteDisposal #disposal #Manifests #WasteManagement #ExpiredChemicals #UnusedChemicals #UnidentifiedChemicals #UnknownChemicals #Inventory #Collection #Compliant #Compliance #Industrial #environmental

    ABOUT ERG:

    ERG Environmental Services is a full-service environmental management company with facilities located in Ohio and Michigan. Our facilities serve the Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio states along with additional work as needed in adjoining states

    In Ohio ERG operates a RCRA Part B license universal waste recycling facility. This location specializes in recycling batteries mercury lamps, PCB liquids, e-waste, airbag recycling, and PCB transformers.

    Each commodity specialist vendor we contract with is R2 certified and has been reviewed and audited by our company to ensure the products are being handled and managed in accordance with all laws and regulations.

    Our knowledge of the waste industry and the ability to handle any waste your facility generates will minimize your organizations’ exposure to liabilities and leave you knowing you have made a good decision for your company and the environment.

    Call Us Today For A Free Estimate: 1.855.459.0021

     

     

October 3, 2017

October 7, 2017: 3 Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Collection Events

RRRASOC HHW Recycling Collection Event: Novi

 

Bloomfield Township HHW Recycling Event

Leelanau County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day!

ERG has HHW drop off service times year round:

https://ergenvironmental.com/services-listing/household-hazardous-waste-drop-off/

#HouseholdHazardousWasteRecycling #Batteries #Lightbulbs #Recycling #chemicals #Aerosols #Gasoline #UsedOil #antifreeze #paint #ewaste #pesticides #herbicides #mercury #FireExtinguishers #Solvents #Kerosene #NailPolish #sharps #OilBasedPaints #Electronics #UsedMotorOil #Propane #TransFluid #thermometers #SmokeDetectors #Insecticide #Acid #CarBatteries #Fertilizer #BrakeFluid #Disinfectants #DrainCleaners #Recycle #KeepYourWorldClean #KeepYourWorldBeautfiul #NoviMichigan @NoviMI #BloomfieldTownshipMI @BloomfieldTwpMI #RRRASOC @RRRASOC #LeelanauCountyMI @LeelanauCountyMI @FarmingtonMI @FarmingtonHillsMI @MilfordMI @MilfordTwpMI @SouthLyonMI @SouthfieldMI @WalledLakeMI @WixomMI

September 28, 2017

3 Community Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events September 30, 2017

 

3 Community Household Hazardous

Waste Collection Events

September 30, 2017

 

White Lake Township

 

Macomb Township

Print/Download flyers-Use links

White Lake Township – GFLServices – Acceptable Unacceptable Wastes – 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Flyer_201702070910339202 Macomb Twp 9.30.17

Clinton County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event Information:

https://www.clinton-county.org/315/Clean-Community-Events

Be sure to review your community flyer for specific details.

Each community has specific items on the accepted/unaccepted items lists.

#Recycle #Batteries #Lightbulbs #Chemicals #UsedOil #HouseholdWaste #Sharps #ThinkGreen #ActGreen #KeepYourCommunityClean #Ewaste #ElectronicsRecycling #Paint #PaintRecycling #Mercury #WasteDisposal #HazardousWaste #Aerosols #Solvents #Acids #FluorescentLamps #FireExtinguishers #SmokeDetectors #PCBBallast #AutoBatteries #Propane #Pesticides #Herbicides #SprayPaint #Gasoline #Antifreeze #WeAreERG #WeAreHereToHelp @ClintonCountyMI @MacombTownshipMI @WhiteLakeTownshipMI #EnvironmentalServices #AcommunityThatRecyclesTogetherStaysTogether

We look forward to serving you and your community.  ERG Environmental Services participates with communities around Michigan and Ohio with their recycling and household hazardous waste disposal efforts to keep their communities clean and beautiful.

If you would like to drop HHW off at our facility in Livonia, MI–Click this link for details and fees:

https://ergenvironmental.com/services-listing/household-hazardous-waste-drop-off/

More about our HHW program:

https://ergenvironmental.com/services-listing/household-hazardous-waste-disposal/

ERG is a highly respected leader in the HHW industry, providing 65+ municipal and corporate events each year.
ERG’s sorting, bulking, packaging, loading and transport personnel have many years of HHW management experience, providing confidence and assurance all waste is managed safely and correctly.

ERG’s record for a one (1) day collection events stands at 105 experienced individuals coming together to service almost 3,000 vehicles, including unloading, sorting, packaging and removing 400,000 pounds (that’s 200 tons!) of waste over a one (1) day collection event.

Our friendly personnel are exceptionally careful when removing waste from participant’s vehicles to protect against spills or damage.

Since 2003 ERG has conducted over 600 HHW collection events for local municipalities and private organizations. We maintain a large network of experienced personnel and inventories of equipment and supplies to seamlessly perform simultaneous events across multiple states on the same day. We are organized, safe, efficient and friendly to everyone involved, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable event atmosphere.

ERG also provides HHS collection events for private companies, which may include participation for employees or also for local residents not otherwise serviced by their local municipality. Please contact ERG for more information about your company or organization sponsoring a HHW collection event.

September 21, 2017

5 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events September 23rd

Filed under: Household Hazardous,Universal Waste — Tags: , , , — Kelly Sherwood @ 4:17 pm

Join your community to recycle household hazardous waste!

Check the flyer for the details for your community!

 

The Village of Franklin

Berrien County

Commerce Township

Mid Michigan Waste Authority/ Saginaw

Jackson County

https://ergenvironmental.com/services-listing/household-hazardous-waste-disposal/

ERG is a highly respected leader in the HHW industry, providing 65+ municipal and corporate events each year.
ERG’s sorting, bulking, packaging, loading and transport personnel have many years of HHW management experience, providing confidence and assurance all waste is managed safely and correctly.

ERG’s record for a one (1) day collection events stands at 105 experienced individuals coming together to service almost 3,000 vehicles, including unloading, sorting, packaging and removing 400,000 pounds (that’s 200 tons!) of waste over a one (1) day collection event.

Our friendly personnel are exceptionally careful when removing waste from participant’s vehicles to protect against spills or damage.

Since 2003 ERG has conducted over 600 HHW collection events for local municipalities and private organizations. We maintain a large network of experienced personnel and inventories of equipment and supplies to seamlessly perform simultaneous events across multiple states on the same day. We are organized, safe, efficient and friendly to everyone involved, ensuring a relaxed and enjoyable event atmosphere.

ERG also provides HHS collection events for private companies, which may include participation for employees or also for local residents not otherwise serviced by their local municipality. Please contact ERG for more information about your company or organization sponsoring a HHW collection event.

ERG also offers residential household hazardous waste drop off service.

Local residents may drop off “accepted materials” 

https://ergenvironmental.com/services-listing/household-hazardous-waste-drop-off/

#Recycle #Recycling #HHW #HouseholdHazardousWaste #Environmental #Saturday #chemicals #ewaste #sharps #ThinkGreen #ActGreen #KeepYourCommunityClean #EnvironmentalServices #IndustrialServices #Remediation #HazardousWaste #Batteries #Aerosols #Antifreeze #Gasoline #MedicalWaste #Herbicides #OilBasedPaint #Stain #Electronics #CellPhoneRecycling #Mercury #CarBatteries #UsedOil #Community #Solvents #Cleaners #acids #oil

September 19, 2017

ERG participates with S.T.E.M. in the Park

https://youtu.be/Wz0S0ln95Qo

 

Visit the website for more info at https://www.STEMinthepark.org

#Education #Science #Technology #Engineering #Mathematics #FamilyFun #GirlPower #GirlsInStem #STEM #STEMchat #YoungAchievers #MathChat #SciChat #BowlingGreenOH #BGU #EdChat #GetYourSTEMon

Press Release: ERG

Press Release

ERG Environmental Services

Household Hazardous Waste

Recycling Collection Event

 

www.leelanaunews HHW 7-15-17

 

July 7, 2017

RCRA / DOT Refresher Training: Are you “Audit Ready” ?

rcraTraining flyer 7.18.17

Audit Ready?

#Compliance is Key!

Check your teams #training records!

RCRA refresher training is required annually as defined by 40 CFR 262.34a and 40 CFR265.16.

#RCRA #DOT #Training #HazardousWaste #Audit #Compliant #Industrial #EnvironmentalServices #Register #Environmental #WasteManagement #Mandatory #WasteGenerators

Audits are proving to review training records.  Be sure your team is confident and compliant.

Be Audit Ready!  Tuesday, July 18th!  

ERG presents an enjoyable learning experience that exceeds /meets regulatory requirements.  Our training professionals provide field experiences and examples that deepens knowledge and keeps the class engaged.

Regulations are constantly changing.  Stay up-to-date with the latest regulations for managing your hazardous waste from cradle to grave under the US EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) regulations.

Build team confidence working with the RCRA hazardous waste rules to keep employees safe, prevent releases, and avoid costly EPA civil penalties and liability. EPA requires annual RCRA training for all hazardous waste facility personnel. In July 2016, US EPA raised the fines for RCRA hazardous waste violations. Fines are now as high as $71,264 per day, per violation.

Be Prepared !  Tuesday, July 18th 

The training includes an overview of hazardous waste management laws and regulations, a guide to complying with hazardous waste regulations including how to recognize hazardous wastes, how to manage waste correctly on site, how to properly select, label and mark waste containers, how to prepare shipments for transport to treatment, storage and disposal facilities, and how to properly keep records for compliance and enforcement.

This class also includes a review of the DOT’s regulations for shipping hazardous materials, including the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), proper shipping name, hazard classes, marking and labeling, shipping papers, packing groups, and security.

This is a refresher course and is intended for individuals who are familiar with both RCRA and DOT requirements. Hands on materials are used throughout the class.

The class fee includes a light breakfast, beverages, lunch and the course materials.

Learn more about ERG Environmental Services: https://ergenvironmental.com/

 

A Trained Team is a Confident Team

 

Registration is easy!  Call today 1.855.459.0021 or Email: Training@ERGenvironmental.com

 

 

May 15, 2017

#DisposeHHWproperly #Recycle #ThinkGreen #ActGreen

May 20, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Events

ERG is hosting 3 household hazardous waste collection recycling events this Saturday, May 20,2017.

****Please be sure to review your community flyer carefully, each event is different and has separate details, accepted items & hours, and items not accepted.  

  1.  RRRASOC (Resource Recovery & Recycling Authority)event: Milford location. Residents from the following communities may participate:  Farmington, Farmington Hills, Milford, Milford Township, Novi, South Lyon, Southfield, Walled Lake and Wixom. 

See Flyers below for details. #FarmingtonMI  #FarmingtonHillsMI #MilfordMI #MilfordTwpMI  #NoviMI #SouthLyonMI #SouthfieldMI #WalledLakeMI #WixomMI

Flyer-2017HouseholdHazardousWasteRRRASOC      (Download or Print Version)

Want to know when the next RRRASOC event is being held?          See flyer below!

Want more information about RRRASOC? #RRRASOC @RRRASOC

Check out the RRRASOC Site:  https://rrrasoc.org/

RRRASOC 2017 HHW Event Schedule    (Download or Print Version)

2.  Berrien County Residents! #BerrienCounty

Berrien County has a full flyer with all HHW event dates, information about chemicals, electronic waste, items accepted, fees, full calendar of dates, tire disposal, medical waste and how to dispose of it properly, along with instructions for sharps and needles.  Please review this information carefully.

2017 RECYCLING EVENTS FLIER BerrienCounty    (Download or Print Version)

3.  Leelanau County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronics Collections Recycling community event: #LeelanauCounty

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is BY APPOINTMENT ONLY, Please Call the Planning Department at (231) 256-9812 to make an appointment.

For accepted items and more information about the household hazardous waste collection (by appointment) event, click on this link:  https://www.leelanau.cc/news.asp?aid=286

 

hhw_flyer_2017_final Leelanau  (Download or Print Version)

Leelanau Co hhw_sites_with_collection_number_2017       (Download or Print Version)

 

Clean out the shed, garage, barn, cabinets and basement!  Dispose of hhw waste properly.  It is important for your community to dispose of batteries, light bulbs, household products properly.  See the flyer for your community for specific details.  #SaveThePlanet #KeepYourCommunityClean #KeepYourCommunityBeautiful #HHW #ThinkGreen #ActGreen #MakeADifference