Service Environmental Engineering Inc.
Michigan environmental consultants and regulatory compliance company.
Veteran Owned and Operated
Industrial Waste Characterization
All waste generators except households are required by law to:
- Determine is any waste is a hazardous waste
- Have an EPA identification number
- Keep records of waste characterizations
- Properly manage the waste
- Keep records of the proper disposal of the waste
Wastes include universal wastes, non-hazardous and hazardous materials. Materials can be classified as by products if they are used with significant processing. Common solid wastes include metal shaving and filters and rags. are characterized by Michigan and federal regulations. Hazardous wastes are wastes that are determined to be a threat to the environment or human health. Some of the characteristics of a hazardous waste may be: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity or toxicity The wastes could be liquid or solids. Both Michigan and federal government have lists of wastes with their own hazardous waste classification code.
Common liquid industrial wastes are used oil, wastewater, off spec liquid industrial wastes, paints, solvents and discarded chemical products. Wastes generated at a site are subject specific time periods for storage and disposal.
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