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Should You Really Be Flushing That?

Posted by Allie Barcome on Thursday, July 02, 2020 @ 10:00 AM

Think before you flush. With millions of people at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic and a large focus on ramped up activity in hospitals, we must not neglect other vital resources and infrastructure. While we may be using alternatives to toilet paper, such as baby wipes or cloths, and cleaning more often with disinfecting wipes, it is important to remember what should and shouldn’t go down a drain.

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Tags: maintenance, hazardous chemicals, civil engineering, infographics, Wessler

Amy's Top 5 Tips for Chemical Handling

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, May 28, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

Chemical and waste handling is essential in maintaining good housekeeping and material storage practices. By planning ahead and properly storing chemicals, you can prevent pollution and spills.

Below are some of the top 5 Tips for Chemical Handling, along with our downloadable guide for handling used oil, general chemicals, universal waste and electronic waste.

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Tags: oil, EPA, hazardous chemicals

Waste Oil or Used Oil? Hazardous Waste Rule for Oil

Posted by Amy Harvell on Thursday, February 05, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

Most municipalities are familiar with handling oil from activities associated with maintenance of vehicles and equipment. When used oil is collected and handled properly, it can be a source of income.

Oil is drained from vehicles or machinery because it has become dirty and no longer serves its intended purpose effectively. Even though it can no longer be used for its original purpose, once it is collected, reconditioned, or re-refined, oils can be used or sold in some form over and over again.

So, a used oil recycler may pay for used oil. The first part of used oil handling is understanding what is and what is not considered used oil.

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Tags: oil, IDEM, hazardous chemicals

Two Resources for Oil, Chemical and Waste Handling Training

Posted by Marty Wessler on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 08:48 AM

Changing and handling oil from vehicles and equipment may seem routine to most municipalities, but have you been managing your oils correctly?

Is used oil handling and storage nothing new to you? Do you know the storage and handling practices for other chemicals? What about universal and electronic wastes. 

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Tags: oil, hazardous chemicals, MS4 Audit

Hazardous Chemicals: Local Responders Need to Know!

Posted by Amy Harvell on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 @ 09:00 AM

Mountains of paperwork, deadlines looming, hazardous chemical concerns…Are you feeling the stress at your water and wastewater treatment facilities because of regulatory requirements?

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Tags: IDEM, wastewater treatment plant, water treatment plant, hazardous chemicals, EPCRA


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