A significant portion of our business community generates hazardous waste through the day to day operations of conducting business - hazardous waste is more common than you think.
Business generated wastes are not just radioactive drums stored at Hanford. They are wastes your business or organization may generate every day.... spent solvents, ink sludges, heavy metals. Hazardous wastes pose real threats to real people... cancer, nerve damage, polluted drinking water. They don't belong down the drain or in the dumpster.
That's why hazardous waste regulations exist. They are important to the health and safety of the public and environment; and they make good business sense. Did you know that you are legally and financially responsible for the proper handling of wastes generated at your business? Did you know that you can maintain your ability to get insurance or bank loans, protect yourself and others from serious illnesses and injury, and minimize the chances of not being able to sell your property because of contamination by just managing your wastes properly? You can also save money in the long run by finding ways to reduce or recycle your wastes.
Today, an important part of doing business includes determining if you generate hazardous waste. The citizens of Clark County are relying on your business to reduce hazardous wastes where possible, and to handle the remaining hazardous wastes in a safe manner. Clark County Environmental Services wants to help you understand and comply with the law. Go to the following links for more specific information about your SQG status and requirements.
For additional information and assistance with hazardous waste issues area businesses are encourage to call the Solid Waste Program at (360)397-6118 x4352.