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Household Hazardous Waste
Your Complete Household Hazardous Waste Program Solution
The household hazardous waste services group at Clean Earth is responsible for all household hazardous waste Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG) and Agricultural Pesticide management programs in the United States. These services are provided in close coordination with Clean Earth’s network oftreatment and recycling facilities throughout North America.
Clean Earth handles a variety of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes including but not limited to:
- Water-Based Inks
- Pastes and Glues
- Latex Paints
- Oily Waste
- Flammable Solids
- Hazardous Liquid (bulk/non-bulk)
- Waste Water
- Lab Packs
- Universal Waste
Clean Earth offers custom, comprehensive, cost-competitive services for a multitude of services and waste streams identified by our customers. As a full-service company, Clean Earth provides management of household, small business and RCRA regulated wastes; consulting, remediation, transportation, engineering and lab services; as well as hazardous waste recycling, treatment, and processing. Clean Earth places an especially strong emphasis on innovative recycling methods and alternatives to disposal. Clean Earth’s Household Hazardous Waste Program capabilities are highlighted below.
- Mobile Collection Events
- Permanent Facility Operations
- CESQG Programs
- Door-to-Door Collections
- Waste Management
- Electronics Collection & Recycling
- Program Planning
- Community Education / Outreach
In addition, Clean Earth provides both RCRA and CERCLA regulated hazardous waste recycling, treatment and disposal services to many large and small industrial generators throughout the United States. Extensive capital resources have been invested into Clean Earth’s hazardous waste treatment, recycling, and disposal solutions within our permitted facilities.
Clean Earth has years of experience servicing a wide range of household hazardous waste programs including temporary collection events and fixed household hazardous waste facilities. Our household hazardous waste services group feels that there are 5 critical areas that make any HHW program successful. The 5 areas are:
- Transportation, Treatment and Disposal – Scheduled or regular route pick-ups of waste from fixed facility operations for treatment and recycling or disposal. Clean Earth can direct all materials to the most appropriate treatment available and will use our fleet of vehicles to make wastes pickups as required at each event or any fixed facilities.
- Operations Staffing – Clean Earth will provide household hazardous waste specialists to assist with the sorting, identification and packaging of waste during operation, or on a scheduled basis (if needed). Clean Earth household hazardous waste specialist will be available, whether by phone or site visit, to assist customers with any questions that may arise from materials that are received.
- Training of CountyStaff – Clean Earth will provide basic training on household hazardous waste hazards, waste sorting, packaging, paperwork requirements, and Health & Safety. More specific topics can also be covered including lab packing protocol, testing and identification of unlabeled waste and transportation requirements. Clean Earth will provide an 8-hour refresher courses as needed.
- Supply Purchase and Delivery – Clean Earth can provide all required supplies for start-up and on-going facility operation including drums, absorbents, labels, unloading carts, safety equipment and other miscellaneous supplies and equipment needed. Clean Earth will coordinate the supply delivery with the materials pick up to keep the amount of stored supplies at adequate levels.
- Technical Assistance – For Clean Earth customers, on-going questions and special requests can typically be handled over the phone by one of our household hazardous waste Specialists. As a Clean Earth customer, we will support your operation with unlimited technical assistance as needed. As an additional service, Clean Earth will prepare health and safety and operations plans in support of customer operations. All Clean Earth household hazardous waste personnel are trained and have years of experience in all aspects of managing HHW programs. The following information provides some of the basic training and experience that each Clean Earth household hazardous waste specialist possesses:
- All our HHW personnel are either 24 or 40-hour OSHA trained.
- Many of our HHW personnel are degreed chemists.
- The minimum level of experience for Clean Earth waste management personnel is two years.
- Clean Earth provides a single point of contact for our customers to make pickup request, material handling inquiries and for any other need that might arise.
- Clean Earth lab pack technicians are trained in EPA and DOT regulations, specific packaging and transportation hazards, as well as basic first aid, and fire control, and the use of all personal protective equipment.
Clean Earth provides a summary report of each event/pickup that details the types and amount of materials collected. This report also details the amount of materials managed by specific treatment technologies (i.e. fuel blend, incineration, and or recycle, etc.). Additionally, this report will identify any areas of concern or problems that may have occurred during the event. These reports are a valuable tool that can be used to help our customersbudget future activities.
Clean Earth is a solutions company and we work with all of our customers to ensure that their waste management program is customized to their specific needs, resulting in cost reductions and streamlined operations.