Best Practices to Optimize Hazardous Waste Management

October 3, 2011
Rodd W. Bender
Association of Corporate Counsel's "Green-house Counsel"

Businesses large and small generate a variety of wastes every day. In this country, many waste streams are defined as "hazardous wastes" subject to strict cradle-to-grave regulation by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and state environmental agencies pursuant to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act ("RCRA"). For some companies, complying with hazardous waste regulations is a substantial part of their everyday business practices; other companies may not even realize that they generate hazardous wastes, let alone how to navigate the often complex rules governing their storage, transportation, recycling, disposal, recordkeeping and other requirements.

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