A: The green tipped fluorescent bulbs are “Eco-friendly” and were developed with much less mercury than the “old” type, this enables you to safely throw them in the trash.
Q: CAN I THROW WASTE PAINT IN THE TRASH?
A: Water based paints can be thrown in the trash ONLY if there are no free liquids. If there are free liquids in your water based paint, you can open the lids and let the paint dry or add some floor dry (kitty litter works great, too), stir until you have no free liquids, throw in trash. You CANNOT throw oil/solvent based paints in the trash, these must be properly disposed of as a hazardous waste.
Q: HOW DO I KNOW WHAT RATING OF DRUM I NEED TO USE?
A: There are three UN rated type drums. They are “X” rated, “Y” rated and “Z” rated drums. To determine which rating of drum you need, you must use the US DOT shipping table and find the exemption for the material you will be shipping. Find the exemption, (which follows the shipping table) and look-up what rating drum you need.
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENERATOR STATUS?
A: A “Conditionally exempt small quantity generator” is a facility who generates less than 100 Kg of hazardous waste per calendar month OR less than 1 Kg of acutely hazardous waste per calendar month (P-listed waste). A “Small quantity generator” generates between 100 Kg and 1,000 Kg of hazardous waste per calendar month AND accumulates less than 6,000 Kg of hazardous waste at anytime. If you generate more than what is stated for “small quantity generator” than you are considered a ʻlarge quantity generator”. Your status as a generator can change depending on how much waste you produce in one calendar month.