Hazardous Waste Disposal

United Safety LLC has been at the forefront of hazardous waste disposal since 1989. We generally service the Northeast area. Upon completion of an environmental project, United Safety will coordinate your waste disposal transportation logistics. We would include signature-ready waste manifests for the reporting, tracking, and shipping records to avoid fines.

Hazardous waste is waste that poses substantial or potential threats to public health or the environment. In the United States, the treatment, storage, and disposal, of hazardous waste are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Hazardous waste is defined into two major categories: characteristic wastes and listed wastes.

Waste Types

Characteristic wastes are wastes that are hazardous because they exhibit a certain physical property or characteristic. There are four characteristics that can make a waste hazardous: ignitable (something flammable), corrosive (can easily eat through metal), reactive (something explosive), and toxic (something poisonous).

Ignitable Wastes: Liquids with a flash point below 140 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, it is a flammable solid and it is an ignitable compressed gas. (e.g. alcohol, gasoline, and acetone)

Corrosive Wastes: A corrosive is anything liquid with a pH of less than or equal to 2 or greater than or equal to 12.5, or has the ability to corrode steel. (e.g. battery acid and rust removers)

Reactive Wastes: Wastes that are unstable, react with water or form hazardous mixtures with water. are capable of releasing toxic cyanide or sulfide gases under certain conditions, are explosive. or are capable of detonating under certain conditions.

Toxic Waste: A waste is toxic if it contains any of 40 different hazardous constituents at a concentration equal to or greater than a certain amount. These 40 constituents include 8 metals, 6 pesticides, 2 herbicides, 10 volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and 14 semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs).

Benefits of Eliminating Hazardous Waste

  • Reduced operation costs and liability
  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Improved public image
  • Fewer regulations and violations
  • Increased property value
  • Lower insurance rates