Properly disposing of waste is important for both the environmental and public health. Especially if that waste contains polychlorinated biphenyls.
Also called PCBs, the mixture of several man-made chemicals was often used in building materials during the late 1920s until manufacturing was banned in 1979.
Unfortunately, PCBs, which are associated with reproductive and cancer risks, can still be found in products and materials produced before the ban.
Where are they found today? PCBs are present in products such as electrical equipment and surface coatings, but are particularly prevalent in caulking, grout, and adhesives. In the U.S., approximately 99 percent of all PCBs were manufactured under the trade names Aroclor, Therminol, and Askarel.
Want to help minimize the amount of PCBs in the environment? Proper disposal is key.
Companies are held responsible for properly disposing of their special waste under the concept of “cradle to grave” liability. They can protect themselves by partnering with a waste management company such as Advanced Disposal which follows all environmental laws, has an experienced environmental expert staff and properly tracks all shipments. The company can assist its customers every step of the way, from waste identification and audits to computerized tracking and state-of-the-art landfills.
Advanced Disposal trucks can be adapted to handle many different types of waste, and the company has also invested millions of dollars in designing the infrastructures of its Subtitle D Class 1 landfills with state-of-the-art liners and leachate collection systems, and certified scale systems.
When it comes to environmental responsibility, let Advanced Disposal give you and your business much-needed peace of mind.
The company knows what is special about special waste and can help take PCBs safely off of your hands.