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Waste Management For Manufacturing Facilities
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Manufacturers and distributors are consistently facing the challenge of making the right business decisions in order to stay profitable and stand out against the competition. Manufacturing facilities …

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The Importance Of Responsible Consumer Product Disposal
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For manufacturers and retailers of consumer products, the security of your customers, your reputation and also the environment, is of utmost importance. That’s why any time you’ve got products that …

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Preparing For An EHS Audit
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An environmental health and safety (EHS) regulatory compliance audit is an evaluation that is carried out by an independent party to determine if an organization is complying with industry regulations…

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E-Manifest Changes For Generators
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EPA’s e-manifest launch is less than two weeks away. How do these changes affect you? What specific actions must you take before and after the June 30th deadline? The June 30th launch date is just around the corner. While the Treatment Sites are the entities that must implement specific changes begi…

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Biennial Reports Due March 1st, 2020
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Large quantity waste generators (LQGs) are required by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) to submit a report every two years. The report, known as the Biennial Report or the National Biennial RCRA Hazardous Waste Report (EPA form 8700-13A/B), covers the hazardous waste generated, the …

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Do You Need An EPA ID Number?
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An EPA ID number is a 12-character number assigned to each handler of hazardous waste. After the unique ID is assigned, the ID’s are used on hazardous waste manifests and other documents relating to the handler. This number is given by either the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA ID …

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Understanding Stormwater Discharge Compliance
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Section 402 (p) of the Federal Clean Water Act requires certain industries to obtain a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Specifically, industries that are categorized under Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes and those whose stormwater is discharged into surf…

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Cannabis Waste Disposal For Growers, Manufacturers And Retailers
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The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the adult-use of cannabis in California in January of 2018, making the recreational use of marijuana legal for those over the age of 21. This legalization calls for a well-maintained infrastructure in order to compliantly manage waste generated in the cannabis industry. …

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What Is Cradle-To-Grave?
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As a hazardous waste generator, properly profiling, labeling, and transporting waste in accordance with state and federal regulations is essential to your business. However, even if your waste is in appropriate containers and accompanied by flawless paperwork, you are still responsible for it during…

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5 Costly And Common Mistakes Made On Hazardous Waste Manifests
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In recent years, the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has subjected waste generators in California to stricter rules, particularly regarding hazardous waste manifests. Yet, every year the DTSC finds approximately 500,000 mistakes on the manifests it receives, making it difficult for the…

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Senate Bill No. 205 Passes: California Stormwater Discharge Compliance
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California’s water resources currently support 35 million people and irrigate more than 5.68 million acres of farmland. Due to the state’s natural resources development, especially water, California has become a premier agricultural producer, a major location for manufacturing, the most populate…

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6 Most Common Hazardous Waste Violations
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Federal OSHA previously listed the most commonly cited waste violations last year. In an effort to reduce some of these violations, here is a list with an overview of some of those most commonly reported. 1. Improper or No Training for Hazardous Waste Management Employees In facilities where hazardo…

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RCRA Listed Hazardous Waste FAQ
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What is RCRA? RCRA refers to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, which is the public federal law that governs the management and disposal of hazardous waste. RCRA gives the EPA the authority to monitor hazardous waste from cradle to grave. What are the types of RCRA listed wastes?…

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Lab Packs & Chemical Disposal FAQ
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Whether you generate enough chemicals for a yearly lab pack, or have one or multiple large laboratories or locations which require routine service, you have a lot to consider. Waste generators must prioritize safety and environmental compliance, so choosing a service provider that offers these compl…

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Biennial Reports For Large Quantity Generators?
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Generators produce hazardous waste(s) in different quantities, and because of this the EPA has established different categories for generators based on the amount of waste produced. These varied categories include very small quantity generators (VSQGs), small quantity generators (SQGs), and large qu…

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Why Recycle E-Waste? Top 5 Reasons
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Today, people are buying more and more electronics than in the past. Faster and newer products are being developed and put on the market every day. Naturally, we are constantly upgrading our cell phones, computers, televisions, and household electronics. This means that the now outdated electronics …

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Storing And Disposing Of Flammable Liquids
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Flammable liquids can be ignited by the smallest spark of electricity, including static electricity. Safely storing and disposing of leftover flammable liquids is vital for every business or homeowner. Examples of potentially harmful liquids include paints, fuels, solvents, rubbing alcohol, and pest…

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Have You Completed Your 2019 EVQ – Verification Questionnaire?
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Be sure to or your EPA ID number will be inactivated The DTSC annual verification questionnaire cycle is now open. If your hazardous waste ID number was active anytime during the 2018 fiscal year (from July 1, 2018 -June 30, 2019) or your company manifested hazardous waste using an assigned hazardou…

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The Value Of Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Services
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From pharmacies and laboratories to clinics, hospitals, and more, healthcare facilities are tasked with accurate identification and management of all hazardous waste materials produced through operation. It can be challenging trying to organize and implement your waste disposal protocols, especially…

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The Circular Economy: A Step Forward
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Recently, many of us have probably heard of the circular economy. For those who are unfamiliar, a circular economy is a term coined to change our current “take-make-waste” extractive industrial model. A circular economy, consequently, focuses on replacing this linear model with a circular one, i…

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Trailer Tanker Incompatibilities & Safety
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In addition to the many hazards of the road, drivers of hazardous waste and other materials must be aware of the incompatibilities and hazards associated with these materials. Keep reading to learn more about these hazards and the tanks designed to handle them, and be sure to reach out to HTS Enviro…

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EPA E-Manifests Launches June 30th Of 2018

EPA launches the nation-wide electronic manifest system (e-Manifest) on June 30, 2018. The system is intended to modernize the nation’s cradle-to-grave hazardous waste tracking process. HTS Environmental is preparing for a smooth transition and full compliance …

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Has Your EPA ID Number Been Inactivated?
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Did you know, our Technical Team routinely monitors the status of your EPA ID number to ensure that you are not unknowingly transporting hazardous waste on an inactive EPA ID number? This is just one of the ways that we support your compliance obligations. How could this happen? To maintain a…

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Re-USE Of Containers For Waste Shipment
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Our generators purchase chemicals which they use in their process; such as solvents, acids, or catalysts. After using these materials in their processes, they often ship the used chemicals back to the supplier for recycling, or more often…they use the empty container (which previously held the vir…

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Proposition 65 Regulations Take Effect August 30, 2018
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At the end of the month, companies will be required to apply the new Prop 65 regulations to their business practices. Failure to comply with these regulations by August 30, 2018, could subject businesses to potential liability,

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Are You Aware Of The Changes To CA’s Proposition 65 Notification Requirements?
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Beginning August 30, 2018, the general non-specific warning signs that you may have at your worksite may no longer comply with the notification requirements. Currently, most Prop 65 warnings simply state that a chemical is present that causes cancer or reproductive harm, but they do not identify the…

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Lab-Packs: Safety & Know-How
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Safe handling of hazardous wastes is no small matter, especially for laboratories and research groups. Some lab wastes are flammable, some are corrosive, and others are reactive or toxic. Regardless of their characterization, they all possess one common trait: their danger to human and environmental…

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To Sit Or To Stand, That Is The Question
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Are you reading this while standing? If you’re the kind of person who enjoys implementing new technology that supports healthy habits, you’ve likely purchased yourself a sit-stand desk. Much like the pharmacopeia of supplements available at your local nutrition store, sit-stand desks were advert…

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The Drones Are Here
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OSHA recently announced a new method for inspections moving forward; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (drones). This new method of inspections is raising concern among many employers, with most a majority being completely unaware of these changes. According to the memor…

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The Basics Of Confined Space
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What is a confined space? A confined space is a space that is large enough to enter and perform work, not designed for human occupancy, with limited openings for entry and exit. Permit evaluation: permit-required vs. non-permit confined spaces There are two types of confined spaces. Those that re…

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How To Reduce Waste In Your Home! A Sustainable Management Of Food
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One-third of the world’s food is wasted every year, totaling 1.3 billion tons of food wasted each year, enough food to feed 3 billion people. And, with 95% of the food we throw away ending up in combustion facilities or landfills, it is essential to take effect…

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DYK-Draining Oil Filters
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According to a 2017 report from the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the DTSC discovered a significant number of undrained/improperly drained used oil filters that were sent to metal recycling facilities by generators of those filters. This advisory…

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HAVE YOU COMPLETED YOUR EVQ – VERIFICATION QUESTIONNAIRE?
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The DTSC annual verification questionnaire cycle is now open. If your hazardous waste ID number was active anytime during the 2017 fiscal year (from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018), or your company manifested hazardous waste using an assigned hazardous waste ID number during the 2017 calendar year (f…

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Why Recycle E-Waste? Top 5 Reasons
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Today, people are buying more and more electronics than in the past. Faster and newer products are being developed and put on the market every day. Naturally, we are constantly upgrading our cell phones, computers, televisions, and household electronics. This means that the now outdated electronics …

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Safety & Transportation
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Transporting both hazardous and non-hazardous materials can be a hazardous task for commercial drivers. Keep reading to learn about electronic logging devices, driver safety tips, and more, and be sure to reach out to HTS Environmental Services for complete assistance. We’re available for complete…

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Tank Decontamination
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In the world of hazardous waste, there are many ways to haul and store your waste. Some of the equipment used to accomplish this includes above- and below-ground storage tanks, tanker trucks, and more. The storage capacity of these pieces of equipment can vary, for example, storage tank volumes can …

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Discussing The Exciting Advancements Of PHA Bioplastics
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It’s hard to get excited about plastics these days. From BPA in our bottles to massive garbage patches in our oceans, plastic products have given rise to a variety of concerns, all of which are only compounded when viewed in combination with their environmental persistence and low biodegradability…

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EPA Cuts The Gordian Knot Of Hazardous Pharmaceutical Waste
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Many Americans have the impression that our government is a slow-moving, encumbered behemoth, with a penchant for complicating what should be simple issues. Thankfully, a recent final ruling from the EPA does exactly the opposite of that. Published in the Federal Register back in February, the rulin…

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EPA’s Steps To Comply With All Hazardous Waste Regulations
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In Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), individuals and businesses can find the information needed to determine whether or not their waste is hazardous. CFR section 261.3 describes the proper steps required for a person to follow to comply with all …

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Discussing Different Types Of Waste With Your Hazardous Waste Disposal Pros
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Waste comes in all shapes and forms, with some materials being compatible for storage and disposal. It’s important to be able to identify what types of waste your facility is dealing with to best address any health or environmental concerns. HTS Environmental Services of Southern California is her…

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Frequently Overlooked Taxes By Generators, Don’t Let This Be You!
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Did you know, the DTSC requires generators to pay additional fees on their waste based on the total tons generated per year? Although any generator who produces over five tons of hazardous waste per year is required to register to pay these fees, most are not aware of these mandated taxes with the C…

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The Top Reasons Why You Should Trust The Pros With Hazardous Waste Disposal
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Business may be booming for your facility. Whether you are starting a new company or managing a huge firm, one thing is true — waste management will be needed. When it comes to hazardous waste disposal, companies of all shapes and sizes can benefit from hiring an outside source to deal with all wa…

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Highlighting Our Complete Hazardous Waste Disposal And Support Services – Part 2
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Today, waste disposal services have evolved to include a complex system that must abide by all local, state, and federal regulations while remaining affordable and sustainable for businesses across all industries. If you own a company that specializes in manufacturing, electronics, medical, or any o…

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Highlighting Our Complete Hazardous Waste Disposal And Support Services – Part 1
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Today, businesses across many industries face the unique challenge of safely and reliably disposing of their waste materials. Hazardous waste comes in all forms and can create a serious challenge for companies of all sizes. Regulations are stricter than ever, placing a strong focus on businesses of …

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In Need Of Hazardous Waste Disposal? HTS Environmental Services Can Help!
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Across the country, businesses in all industries rely on economical, eco-friendly waste disposal services to effectively remove solid waste from their site. Regardless of your business model, waste in both hazardous and non-hazardous forms will need to be taken care of to ensure safety for customers…

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The Value Of Our Hazardous Waste Disposal Services For The Pharmaceutical Industry
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Business may be booming for your facility. Whether you are starting a new company or managing a huge firm, one thing is true — waste management will be needed. When it comes to hazardous waste disposal, companies of all shapes and sizes can benefit from hiring an outside source to deal with all wa…

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Mindful Practices For Good Health
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The DTSC annual verification questionnaire cycle is now open. If your hazardous waste ID number was active anytime during the 2017 fiscal year (from July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018), or your company manifested hazardous waste using an assigned hazardous waste ID number during the 2017 calendar year (f…

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