Chemical Waste Management

Compliant chemical waste management is critical in any facility’s operations, from both a health & safety and environmental compliance perspective. While the subject of proper management is complex and dynamic, at Approved we do the work so you don’t have to. We treat your facility’s waste management with the utmost importance, staying up to date on ever-changing state and federal hazardous waste regulations as well as our clients’ individual needs and circumstances. We also focus on ensuring compliance on every level and maintaining best management practices for your facility.

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Our Chemical Waste Management Process

Proper chemical waste management starts with identification and segregation. Our waste experts will work with you to determine your facility’s specific needs, identify your waste streams, and provide the most cost-effective management program for your operations.

ASWH will provide a facility-specific protocol for proper on-site management, DOT approved waste collection containers, proper labeling, and all required regulatory paperwork. At the time of service, ASWH technicians will pack and transport all regulated waste to an EPA approved treatment facility. An initial copy of your hazardous waste manifest will be provided at the time of service and a final certified copy will be mailed within 30 days of service.

Common Hazardous Waste

Common Hazardous Waste

  • Organic Solvents
  • Acidic/Basic Solutions
  • Alcohols
  • Oxidizers
  • Aerosols
  • Toxic Liquids
  • Flammable Solids
  • Mercury
  • Lab Packs

The first step before any hazardous waste is shipped is determining your EPA generator status. If you generate more waste then the VSQG thresholds listed below, then you will need to registrar with the EPA for a Generator ID Number. >95% of our clients are VSQG or Very Small Quantity Generators so registration is not likely unless you are an acute care facility or a laboratory.

At Approved we will work with you to determine your generator status, assist in obtaining the proper registration if necessary and manage your EPA waste generator status going forward. Notifying you if you should ever exceed your limits.

Generator Status
Amount generated in a calendar month
Amount of waste stored on-site at any one time
Generator Status
VSQG

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator

Amount generated in a calendar month
No more than 100 kg (220 lbs.) and no more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste (p-listed waste) and no more than 100 kg (220 lbs.)
And
Amount of waste stored on-site at any one time
No more than 100 kg (220 lbs.) and no more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste (p-listed waste)
Generator Status
SQG

Small Quantity Generator

Amount generated in a calendar month
Between 100 – 1000 kg (220 – 2200 lbs.) and no more than 1 kg or (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste (p-listed waste)
And
Amount of waste stored on-site at any one time
No more than 1000 kg (2200 lbs.) and no more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste (p-listed waste)
Generator Status
LQG

Large Quantity Generator

Amount generated in a calendar month
Between 100 – 1000 kg (220 – 2200 lbs.) and no more than 1 kg or (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste (p-listed waste)
And
Amount of waste stored on-site at any one time
No more than 1000 kg (2200 lbs.) and no more than 1 kg (2.2 lbs.) of acute hazardous waste (p-listed waste)
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any minimum service requirements?

On-demand customers utilize our services as required without a minimum. Automatic clients can adjust their schedule at any time.  

However, under certain circumstances, if the quoted price was based on a specific volume of waste and that volume consistently falls short, then stop minimum may apply. (e.g. quoted price based on 25 boxes per month and client averages 5 boxes per month).

Do you have recurring monthly surcharges or additional fees?

No.

What can go in your medical waste box?

Locked sharps containers and any items contaminated with blood or other potentially infectious materials. Some common items are pads, tubing, gloves, dressings, disposable instruments, etc.

What size is your waste box?

4.5 Cu. Ft. (18x18x24”)
7.0 Cu. Ft.

Where does my waste go when it leaves my facility?

Waste is transported directly from your facility to one of our company-owned and operated licensed treatment facilities. With Approved, there is no subcontracting, so waste goes from your facility to ours for same-day processing.

Non Hazardous Pharma
"I highly recommend Approved, we are pleased to work with them. Most responsible and professional company I have ever worked with and believe me, as a coordinator I have worked with a lot of them. They are very helpful to their clients."
Anastasia Ingerman QC/QA Coordinator
Empire City Laboratories - Brooklyn, NY
Our Mission
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Environmental Stewardship
At Approved, we are committed to our customers and the communities we serve. From creating local jobs in communities that benefit from them the most to utilizing environmentally sustainable treatment technologies. A cornerstone of our organization has always been to create a “pathway to success” for all employees through training and promotion from within. Providing the real world and practical experience necessary to make a profitable lifelong career with our company. For our clients our goal is to be valued partner. A company you can count on for expert advice, personal attention, premium service and responsible environmental stewardship.