Get
Emergency response
phone-icon
0 items - $0.00

Hazardous Waste

ERG Everyday is Earth Day Recycle your household hazardous waste at ERG Michigan Ohio

ERG Celebrates Earth Day 2020! ERGearthdaypacket2020 ERG Environmental Services celebrates #earthday today and every day! We have put together a small packet of activity pages for kids-young and older. Just click on the blue link above for your packet. Earth Day isn’t just about recycling soup cans.  It’s about #householdhazardousWaste!  We call it #HHW We […]

Household hazardous waste (HHW) includes products that we purchase and use every day in our homes that can harm us or the environment if they are not handled properly.  Use the following resources to locate HHW drop-off locations in Michigan: HHW Hazards Common household products that are a HHW when discarded are shown below. To see if […]

Chemicals also require management as hazardous waste if they exhibit one or more of the four EPA-defined characteristics of ignitable, corrosive, reactivity, or toxicity. Ignitable Wastes Liquids having a flash point below 140F a.  alcohol solutions which contain more than 24% alcohol by volume b.  HPLC liquids (which often contain highly flammable solvents such as Acetonitrile) c. […]

Hazardous waste that is improperly managed poses a serious threat to human health and the environment. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), passed in 1976, was established to set up a framework for the proper management of hazardous waste. What is a Hazardous Waste? The hazardous waste management program uses the term solid waste to denote something that […]

Household wastes that are toxic, corrosive, ignitable, or reactive are known as Household Hazardous Waste (HHW). Examples may include: motor oil automobile batteries paints and solvents household cleaners drain openers pesticides compressed gas tanks (such as propane and oxygen) These types of wastes are sometimes found in residential properties awaiting demolition. How to dispose of […]

Knowing how to dispose of hazardous waste is imperative for citizens and business owners alike. Hazardous waste can be harmful to humans, animals and the environment. They can be found in the form of solids, liquids, gases or sludge. Many laws have made disposing hazardous waste an easy process. There is no excuse to pollute. […]

Government Management Strategies A complex web of federal agencies and legislation oversee and regulate storage, transportation, disposal, recycling, and use of hazardous wastes n the United States. State and local governments also have hazardous waste regulations. The private environmental consulting industry helps government agencies, industrial manufacturers, cities, and businesses of all sizes assess their hazardous waste […]

Americans alone are responsible for producing a hopping 220 million tons of waste a year. This number is far more than any other nation in the world. Because of this fact both the government and environmental associations have developed numerous methods of dealing with the problem. Waste management is that solution, a rather complex issue that encompasses […]

Hazardous waste carries environmental risks and also health risks for humans and wildlife. Some pollutants such as mercury can accumulate in human and animal tissue, thus compounding their effects. Hazardous waste is primarily generated by industry and businesses. Although regulations exist, contamination still occurs. In 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recorded 23 million […]

EPA developed the non-hazardous materials and waste management hierarchy in recognition that no single waste management approach is suitable for managing all materials and waste streams in all circumstances. The hierarchy ranks the various management strategies from most to least environmentally preferred. The hierarchy places emphasis on reducing, reusing, and recycling as key to sustainable […]

On the family farms of yesteryear, farmers relied on natural processes to fertilize and protect their farms. In the mid-20th century, the Green Revolution brought new technology to farming that allowed farmers to produce more food on less land, relying on chemicals to protect crops and livestock from diseases and pests and causing farms to […]

GET A FREE ESTIMATE
GET A FREE ESTIMATE
Questions? Need help?
 

Sorbents & Spill Clean Up

More Sorbents

What ERG Clients Are Saying