Hazardous Waste Management
Hazardous waste is material set for discard with properties capable of having a harmful effect on humans, health, or the environment. The EPA has strict regulations on how to classify, manage, and report waste generated at sites big and small. Failing to follow the RCRA guidelines can result in heavy fines.
As a generator of waste, you are ultimately responsible for the waste from cradle to grave. Thus, from the time the material is deemed waste and generated until the material is disposed of, you are responsible for proper waste management. Therefore, it is imperative that you work with a professional company that specializes in the characterization, labeling, manifesting, transportation and disposal of these hazardous waste items.
What Danox provides:
- High levels of insurance, including pollution liability insurance
- Knowledge of the exemptions within the RCRA regulations
- Knowledge of EPA and individual state regulations
- Focus on waste minimization
- Comprehensive industry experience
- Multiple disposal solutions
- Regulatory expertise
- Turnkey hazardous waste management
- Lab packing
- On-site staffing of personnel
- Custom solutions
Hazardous Waste Incineration
In recent years the number of companies that have reduced their hazardous waste generation is on the rise. However, even with their hazardous waste minimization, there is always some quantity of waste that requires hazardous waste thermal destruction. Danox is well equipped to help you manage the issue directly.
Hazardous waste materials can be generated from the production of the following:
- Cleaning products
- Automotive devices
- Commercial plant production
Generators that focus on waste minimization, reuse, and recycling often face challenges when addressing the issue of how to dispose of excess waste once all of the recycling options are vetted and hazardous materials still remain. Waste characterization is an important first step in determining the proper disposal method. Often waste streams are not candidates for fuel recovery, landfill, recycle or other process technologies. Therefore, hazardous incineration is the only “go to” option for these difficult waste streams.
The EPA is continually working to improve the protectiveness of the standards as they relate to hazardous waste combustion. As part of this effort, the EPA has issued standards under the Clean Air Act that require all hazardous waste combustion devices to install the maximum achievable control technology (MACT) for air pollution control. These regulations require that emissions of metals, particulate and dioxin be reduced to the maximum extent achievable by technology.
Danox Environmental Services, Inc. is highly trained in characterizing the waste to achieve the most economical value for the material. Ultimately, if the material requires hazardous incineration, Danox is well equipped to handle any waste in our RCRA Part B incineration facilities.
- Acids and caustics
- Other hazardous materials
Blended waste streams are the primary alternative fuel source to natural fossil fuels (coal or oil) required to produce the extreme temperatures needed to turn limestone into calcium oxide within a cement kiln system. The calcium oxide produced through this process becomes a cement clinker. The clinker produced is ground, mixed with gypsum, and sold as Portland Cement.
Danox can support customers by providing alternative fuels blending options for high BTU (>5,000 BTUs/pound) liquids, sludges and solids. The wastes are blended into usable fuel for cement kilns, which diverts the use of fossil fuels as an energy source and provides an economical recycling option for your waste.
Benefits of fuels blending:
- Safe, EPA-compliant solution for commercial and industrial hazardous waste
- Green technology; “Waste Derived Fuel” replaces coal, oil and other fossil fuels
- State of the art technology allows for the management of a wide range of liquid, semi-solid and solids waste
- Sustainable, proven disposal technology for your waste destruction (cement kilns produce zero ash)
Our staff of professionals, which include Certified Hazardous Material Managers (CHMMs), are ready to deliver a turnkey disposal and recycling solution for all of your waste streams.
- Paint waste
- Spent organic solvents
- Spent rags
- Cleaning fluids
- Petroleum products
- Lean water
EPA considers a solid waste to be hazardous if it meets certain criteria outlined under 40CFR guidelines. EPA also requires companies who generate waste to understand these guidelines and how they apply them to site-specific streams when completing a waste stream review and determination.
The Danox team has over 75 years combined experience supporting waste generators with federal and state EPA-compliant solutions. We are experts in understanding waste stream characteristics, how federal and state regulations apply and creating cost-effective solutions that are compliant within the regulations.
Initial steps include:
- Processing review of how waste stream is generated
- Determining chemical components of the waste stream
- Understanding the physical characteristics of the waste stream
- Establishing how the material will be contained
- Estimating the volume of waste to be generated
- Accounting for corporate environmental policy regarding reuse and disposal technologies
Proper characterization of onsite waste streams is an important step in developing a compliant environmental management program. Not properly classifying waste accurately can lead to site management issues and EPA fines. Trust Danox and our experience to ensure regulatory compliance.
Does your company have small containers of expired or off-spec chemicals, solvents or industrial supplies that need disposal? Even though you may only have limited quantities of these materials, EPA regulations still forbid these wastes from being thrown into dumpsters.
Danox Environmental Services, Inc. understands that safe handling and regulatory compliance are priorities for our customers when managing lab chemical related projects. Our professionals have over 75 combined years of experience providing innovative solutions for proper lab waste management. These options are site specific and combine generator site requirements with EPA, DOT and receiving facility guidelines.
- Inventory management
- Product identification, waste characterization and facility approval
- DOT approved packaging, segregation and labeling
- Preparation of required shipping paperwork (labels, manifests, LDRS)
- Transport your material to our disposal facility
- EPA compliant depacking and disposal solutions
Whether you manage a laboratory, factory, medical facility, or any other operation that produces waste requiring lab packing, let Danox work for you!
- Acids and caustics
- Non-hazardous materials