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hazardous waste

n.
Waste material, such as nuclear waste or an industrial byproduct, that is potentially damaging to the environment and harmful to humans and other organisms.

hazardous waste

Occupational health Any unwanted waste product that poses a hazard or potential hazard to human health, which may be generated by a manufacturing process–eg, radioactive gas cylinders, chemicals, pesticides, acids, and liquid or by a health care facility, including regulated biohazardous waste. See Regulated waste, Toxic dump.

haz·ar·dous waste

(hazărd-ŭs wāst)
Debris, trash, or byproducts from dental procedures that pose a risk.
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Even though the current regulatory scheme requires pharmaceuticals to be counted towards a health care facility's total quantity of hazardous waste, the proposal would remove hazardous waste pharmaceuticals from the equation and impose separate requirements tailored to the health care setting.
* Requiring biennial reporting for owners or operators of facilities that recycle but do not store hazardous waste before recycling;
On this day, eighteen samples were analyzed and it wad realized that the total waste was 40/102 kg and the household hazardous waste was 4/035 kg.
(Please note that some states have more stringent regulations in addition to these.) They include: The Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator (CESQG), which generates 220 lb or less per month of hazardous waste, or 2.2 lb or less per month of acutely hazardous waste; The Small Quantity Generator (SQG), which generates more than 220 lb, but less than 2,200 lb of hazardous waste per month; and lastly, the Large Quantity Generator (LQG), which generates 2,200 lb of waste or more per month, or more than 2.2 lb of acutely hazardous waste per month.
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All these new regulations can be confusing for businesses, which is why using a reputable waste management firm can help to alleviate the ongoing uncertainty about the treatment requirements for various wastes and the safe management of hazardous waste.
Used, broken CRTs are not regulated as hazardous waste provided that the contents of CRT containers are clearly labeled, that the devices are stored in a building or container designed to reduce releases, safely transported in containers designed to minimize releases and that the devices are stored on site less than one year before recycling them.
"Previously, we had to ship our hazardous waste hundreds of miles by road to Southampton, to one of only two hazardous waste incinerators in England."
* failing to label drums in storage areas as hazardous waste
Industry's near-total disregard for laws relating to hazardous waste, coupled with apathy and inaction by state agencies, has made the situation grim.
The new service is being launched to coincide with the implementation of the Hazardous Waste Regulations that came into force in July.
THE Environment Agency has warned North West businesses of imminent changes in the law concerning the management of hazardous waste.

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