Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

EPA considers some leftover household products that can catch fire, react, or explode under certain circumstances, or that are corrosive or toxic as household hazardous waste. Products, such as paints, cleaners, oils, batteries, and pesticides can contain hazardous ingredients and require special care when you dispose of them. Safe Management of HHW To avoid the…

Managing Hazardous Waste

What is Household Hazardous Waste?Household hazardous waste is a waste that is generated by you, as a resident and household, while performing household activities and maintenance in and around your home (e.g., cleaning, home improvement, car maintenance). Household hazardous waste DOES NOT include waste that is generated while operating a business at a residence. [Health…

How Can We Solve The Growing E-Waste Problem?

E-waste is not a new problem. It’s been around since the early 2000s. However, recent studies have shown that e-waste is growing faster than ever before. By 2030, it is predicted that humans will produce 74 million tons of electronic garbage annually. Wealthier countries often export the issue, leaving developing ones to deal with the…

The Facts on Food Waste

According to the National Resources Defense Council, America loses up to 40 percent of its food from farm to fork to landfill. This means that Americans are overbuying and underusing food. Food waste comes at a cost. When almost 97 percent of food waste generated in the United States (33 million tons annually) ends up…

What is a Listed Hazardous Waste?

If you operate a place of business that deals with potentially hazardous wastes, it’s important to familiarize yourself and the workplace with the types of wastes that actually exist. If wastes are disposed of improperly then the health of you, your employees and the environment can be seriously affected. Along with the potential harm to…

Electronic Waste

electronic waste, also called e-waste, various forms of electric and electronic equipment that have ceased to be of value to their users or no longer satisfy their original purpose. Electronic waste (e-waste) products have exhausted their utility value through either redundancy, replacement, or breakage and include both “white goods” such as refrigerators, washing machines, and…