The hazardous waste produced by the retail industry comprises goods such as household cleaners, aerosol cans, and batteries. Each of these meets definitions for hazardous waste under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).
In recent years, the EPA has increased attention on the retail industry due to waste mismanagement by major players, but it has recognized that this industry has unique needs. Unlike in many other industries, the retail industries regularly contends with a reverse distribution process of unsaleable items that become hazardous waste when disposed. Staying regulation compliant throughout this reversed process is one more step with which the retail industry must contend.
To ensure that you are in compliance with all federal and state regulations, Clean Management can assess your retail facility and manage any waste generated. Contact Clean Management to learn more about how we can assist your business.