If a business or manufacturing facility is going to work at peak functionality and still abide by all environmental laws endemic to its location, it is necessary to first be fully aware of local industrial waste rules regulations. In the United States, most states take their cues and guidance from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) which sets the standard for the country at large. Rules are also applied at the state and municipal levels to better regulate industrial and hazardous waste.
The EPA regulates household, industrial, and manufacturing solid and hazardous wastes under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). RCRA’s goals are to protect communities and citizens from the hazards of waste disposal; conserve energy and natural resources by recycling and recovery; reduce or eliminate waste; and clean up waste that may have spilled, leaked or been improperly disposed of.
What Size Compactor Do You Need for Your Trash?
Every manufacturing facility generating industrial waste has to consider the most cost-efficient size of waste compaction equipment necessary to meet their individualized needs. The investment in the industry trash compactor necessary to minimize cost in proper trash removal is pertinent when planning for any facility, large or small.
Municipal landfills have been a growing concern throughout the United States for decades. Costs for these subterranean garbage heaps are rising rapidly, fueled by the 292.4 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW) the U.S. produces each year according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
It’s a constant struggle to allocate the necessary amount of land, money, and technology for landfills, especially in North America in the 21st century.
Did you know that the U.S. produces as much as 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste every year? Of course, all of those waste materials need somewhere to go. Most of it ends up in Class 3 municipal solid waste landfills. As of 2018, there were approximately 1,269 in the continental United States, all managed by the states where they are located. (more…)