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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

Be Proactive; Plan Ahead for Disaster

Posted by Mary Atkins on Wednesday, September 11, 2013 @ 11:10 AM

Who could forget the BP oil spill that happened almost three years ago? For 87 days, more than 200 million gallons of crude oil was pumped into the Gulf of Mexico, making it the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. While your facility might not be a global, multi-million dollar company, think about those locations where you use or store oils and fuels:

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Tags: SPCC, oil, spill, disaster, oil spill

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