Identifying, managing, and disposing of hazardous materials is an intricate process. Both human safety and the environment are at risk. As an experienced waste management business, Hayward Environmental Consulting offers several services to ensure clients understand and adhere to the responsibilities of being hazardous waste generators. We keep companies from failing inspections and collecting fines, and most importantly, we enable clients to maintain safe working environments. There is a lot to consider when working with or around hazardous materials, and we have developed a strict operations process. We adhere to several procedures that we consider to be vital for all hazardous waste management. Here’s a look behind the scenes to learn more about what we do.

Waste Management Best Practices

Education

HEC employees complete rigorous training and education courses to ensure they are aware of all risks, precautions, and procedures when it comes to hazardous waste. In addition to training our own employees, we also offer clients state certified training for their personnel. We cover topics including hazardous materials awareness and decontamination. The first step for any business handling hazardous waste is to educate their employees.

Communication

Communication is key for any business, and that’s especially important when handling potentially dangerous materials. Much of the work HEC conducts is time sensitive, and we make it a priority to respond to inquiries quickly and to provide fast waste management solutions. We communicate with clients through every step and facilitate two-way conversations about their needs.

Safety

There are no cut corners or rushed jobs when you work with HEC. We stand by strict safety regulations whether we’re at a client’s warehouse, on the road with hazardous materials, or at a disposal site. These guidelines have earned us our reputation of always being reliable and trustworthy.

Federal and State Abidance

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates all hazardous waste generators and managers under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Generators are categorized by the amount of waste they produce in a calendar month, and specific rules and regulations are put in place for each kind of waste. They cover topics including identifying specific kinds of waste and requirements for storage, transportation, and disposal. While understanding all of these mandates would be impossible for a typical business, HEC is an invaluable resource for our clients. We know and handle all federal and state regulations to give clients peace of mind in knowing their hazardous waste management meets all requirements.

Identification and Organization

There are countless different types of hazardous material. And as an experienced waste management company, HEC has seen it all. But in order to protect human health and the environment, the first step is always to properly identify and label any waste we encounter. We follow the EPA’s four-step process to identify waste. Only from there can we move forward with responsible transportation and disposal. We take this work seriously and stress organization and proper labeling to all our employees and clients. Without those key practices, people and the environment would be put at risk.

Preparation

HEC has a preestablished plan for every waste management solution. We plan our pickup routes with extreme detail and have knowledge of all local disposal sites and practices. There are contingency plans for unexpected incidents, and we walk clients through what to do in the case of an emergency. Preparation is a key component of hazardous waste management, and it’s something we actively work for.

Future Advancement

Like the phone in your pocket or the engine in your car, the technology related to waste management is always evolving and improving. HEC is committed to offering clients the best, most efficient services, and that means staying updated on these advancements. As technology progresses, we plan to be at the forefront of helping to better the entire waste management process. We’re watching closely as scientists are developing enzyme-based solutions that have potential to reinvent recycling and robot technology that both protects human health and speeds up the disposal process. We’re looking forward to seeing where technology will take us in the coming years.

Keeping a company in line with hazardous waste regulations can feel like a full-time job in itself. And when you’re busy running your own business, there’s simply no time to implement all of these best practices on your own. That’s why HEC offers reliable—and essential—services to the state of California, Nevada, and Phoenix. Our clients rely on our quick response and ability to put their needs first. Contact us today to learn more about what we can do for you.