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Potential Reclassification of Hazardous Waste to Universal Waste Rules | Ohio EPA Announcement

oswaldcompanies December 19, 2016

Do you want to save money on waste costs and remove currently classified Hazardous Waste from your facility?

The EPA has proposed making significant changes to materials that are currently classified as Hazardous Waste and adding them to the Universal Waste Standard.

According to The Division of Environmental Response and Revitalization (DERR), the purpose of designating a hazardous waste as a universal waste is to promote the proper handling, recycling or disposal of the hazardous waste by streamlining the regulations that apply to the waste.

Wastes included in the proposal include: hazardous non-empty aerosol containers, hazardous paint and paint-related wastes, and hazardous antifreeze.

Ohio EPA is accepting any feedback to the proposed changes until December 21st.  These rule changes have the possibility of significantly affecting manufacturing locations that produce these currently classified hazardous waste streams by lowering operating costs, lowering the Hazardous Waste Designation for the location, and generally improving the waste stream management of the organization.

Click HERE for more information to submit feedback to Karen Hale at the Ohio EPA-DERR.


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