If there’s one thing almost all of us have lying around the home, it’s old, half used cosmetics, lotions, nail polish, makeup and a variety of other beauty products. The problem arises when we try to dispose of the half used products. Many of us don't know how or what to do with it all.
Refuse and Recycling Blog
If your company is having difficulty deciding what is and what isn't hazardous waste, there are ways to determine this. Even homeowner's with their own private environmental waste will need to know if what they are disposing of is hazardous or not. The RCRA, or Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, determines first if it is solid waste. Solid waste doesn't have to be "solid" but it must be no longer in use for its intended purpose or a material item that needs to be reclaimed before it is reused. Hazardous waste must first be solid waste before it can be deemed hazardous.
While batteries have a reputation for being bad for the environment, there are only a certain type of batteries that are dangerous to the environment.
While most trash removal companies are more than willing to take what you're throwing out, there are some items of note which are not allowed to be thrown out into dumpsters.