National Response Network
Industry and Insurers are looking to control costs and have someone they can trust to handle accidental spills, natural disasters, fire, flood, quickly and professionally. Call us today if you would like to discuss pricing and services in your region. If you would like to be a part of the HAZMAT Nationwide Response Network, please send your inquiries to the contact information link at the top of the page and we’ll send you our subcontractor services agreement and performance and insurance requirements. Join the most professional Hazmat Response Team in the nation.
Real Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship
Talk about Environmental Stewardship is on the rise. The EPA and many State and tribal governments are implementing laws and regulations to nurture environmental stewardship and sustainable practices at work. HAZMAT is where all the organization and planning “rubber meets the road.” We will set up our regional and national customers with a plan to collect and recycle your wastes on a regular basis on the most efficient transportation route available. We’ll work with businesses to increase the amount of materials recycled or repurposed and remove resources from becoming wastes. Partner with HAZMAT and we will have one of our national account managers assigned to oversee all your industrial waste and recycling, billing, profiling, and manifest requirements.
Experience Better Service
At Hazmat, we’re not here to "nickel and dime" you with all sorts of added charges. Let us provide you with a fair and competitive quote that takes into consideration all the work that is required to legally recycle and dispose of your waste. It won’t take long to see all the value we offer over our competition.
ER/Spill Response Contracting
Get a plan together by setting up an Emergency Spill Response Contract with HAZMAT today. HAZMAT will have one of our national account managers assigned to oversee all your industrial waste and recycling, billing, profiling, and manifest requirements. HAZMAT works with a number of transportation companies and insurance carriers on a nationwide basis to handle all spills and disasters with a simple phone call.
Frequently Asked Questions
RCRA is the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, which was enacted by Congress in 1976. RCRA's primary goals are to protect human health and the environment from the potential hazards of waste disposal, to conserve energy and natural resources, to reduce the amount of waste generated, and to ensure that wastes are managed in an environmentally sound manner.
RCRA regulates the management of solid waste (e.g., garbage), hazardous waste, and underground storage tanks holding petroleum products or certain chemicals.
Wastes that exhibit certain characteristics may be regulated by RCRA. A waste may be considered hazardous if it is ignitable (i.e., burns readily), corrosive, or reactive (e.g., explosive). Waste may also be considered hazardous if it contains certain amounts of toxic chemicals. In addition to these characteristic wastes, EPA has also developed a list of over 500 specific hazardous wastes. Hazardous waste takes many physical forms and may be solid, semi-solid, or even liquid.
According to the EPA regulations, solid waste means any garbage, or refuse, sludge from a wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility and other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi- solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining, and agricultural operations, and from community activities.
The RCRA hazardous waste program regulates commercial businesses as well as federal, state and local government facilities that generate, transport, treat, store, or dispose of hazardous waste. Each of these entities is regulated to ensure proper management of hazardous waste from the moment it is generated until its ultimate disposal or destruction. The RCRA municipal solid waste program regulates owners and operators of municipal solid waste landfills. The regulations stipulate minimum criteria that each landfill must meet in order to continue operating.
No. Handlers of hazardous waste must meet certain regulatory requirements. Generators and transporters must have government issued identification numbers, and comply with other regulations regarding the handling of hazardous waste. Treatment, storage and disposal facilities must meet even more stringent requirements, and must have a permit to operate.
The RCRA regulations require public participation, such as public meetings, throughout the permitting process for new hazardous and solid waste treatment, storage, or disposal facilities. Public participation provides citizens with a forum to express their concerns over the construction of a new facility.
The public may discuss environmental problems and concerns over waste management with their local or state government waste management division. Another resource for solid and hazardous waste issues is your EPA Regional office.
In 1995, nearly 20,000 hazardous waste generators produced 279 million tons of hazardous waste regulated by RCRA.
In 1995, approximately 208 million tons of municipal solid waste was generated in the United States. This means each person generated an average of 4.3 pounds of solid waste per day.
Many types of businesses generate hazardous waste. Some are small companies that may be located in your community. For example, the following types of businesses typically generate hazardous waste: dry cleaners, auto repair shops, hospitals, exterminators, and photo processing centers. Some hazardous waste generators are larger companies like chemical manufacturers, electroplating companies, and petroleum refineries.
Hazardous wastes that are generated in the home, like mineral spirits and old paint, are not regulated by the federal RCRA program. Many communities provide collection centers or pick-up services for the management of household hazardous waste.
Landfills that collect household garbage are predominately regulated by State and local governments. EPA has, however, established minimum criteria that these landfills must meet in order to stay open. The only hazardous waste that municipal landfills can accept is household hazardous waste and waste that is exempt from hazardous waste regulation.
OSHA defines a confined space as being made up of 3 main parts: 1) being large enough for an employee to enter and perform work; 2) has limited or restricted means for entry or exit; and 3) is not designed for continuous occupancy.