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Minimizing Waste / Maximizing Resources, Solid Waste Management Services: Knowing The Regulations

Culture Ideas - Knowing the Regulations

Waste designation matters! terms of cost and sustainability reporting.  SAK helped a long-time client change the designation of waste to save thousands of dollars in annual disposal costs. 

SAK's knowledge of waste regulations considerably reduced Steel Art's waste disposal costs. The facility generates large quantities of spent garnet, a mineral used to debur products in tumbling machines.  Their waste hauling contractor designated it a "sludge" where disposal is expensive. SAK petetioned environmental regulators detailing how the material is neither a sludge nor toxic through chemical testing and detailing the manufacturing process, thereby allowing its diposal at municipal solid waste landfills, at much less cost.  Our knowledge of the regulations helped Steel Art save thousands of dollars annually.

SAK continues to provide on-going environmental support to Steel Art. This work includes quarterly compliance inspections; employee assistance with VOC emission tracking, inspection checklists and audit follow up; preparation of written HazCom Plan; and, employee training.

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