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Hazardous Waste & Toxics Reduction

Business Cleanup

Flood and Storm Cleanup for Businesses

In the wake of natural disasters, regular waste-handling procedures are often disrupted. Businesses that created little or no dangerous waste before may find themselves with products that cannot be used and that are too dangerous to simply discard. These businesses may find themselves under new rules, because the rules become more strict as a business creates more waste.

Even in emergencies, dangerous wastes must be handled properly. However, in some situations, Ecology Hazardous Waste Specialists can grant extensions to the rule that requires that dangerous waste be off the premises in 90 or 180 days. These extensions may be granted on a case-by-case basis. Hazardous Waste Specialists can also extend permit times for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities.

As storm waters recede, dangerous-waste-disposal questions may arise. The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction experts can help answer those questions about safe handling and disposal of dangerous waste in times of crisis. 

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