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B E M 4 3 5 1 U n i t V E s s a y P a g e | 6 Creation of a single hub for one-stop reporting of manifest data for use by EPA and states Increased effectiveness of compliance monitoring of waste shipments by regulators The potential for integrating manifest reporting with Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) biennial reporting process and other federal and state information systems. Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities: Treatment of hazardous materials is the process utilized to lessen the danger of a hazardous material. Many companies have their own waste water treatment facilities for treating process water prior to releasing it into the city water treatment system. Various treatment methods alter the physical or chemical properties of the waste. The goal of hazardous waste treatment is to neutralize the waste’s hazardous characteristics and make it safer for disposal. Hazardous waste is stored in facilities, certified for this purpose, in order to facilitate having a large enough load to make it financially feasible to move to the next step in the process. Hazardous waste materials are staged in these storage facilities to be loaded so that, none of the materials interact with one another during transport. Hazardous waste disposal sites are facilities where hazardous waste is thrown out, destroyed or recycled in some fashion. These types of facilities consist of incinerators, waste piles, landfills, hazardous waste tanks or underground wells where hazardous waste is injected into deep underground vaults. Each of these types of facilities must meet RCRA regulatory requirements and certification. Hazardous Landfills Verse Municipal Landfills: Municipal landfills are not licensed to accept hazardous waste and are not regulated by RCRA. Municipal landfills must meet various regulatory requirements but, these requirements
B E M 4 3 5 1 U n i t V E s s a y P a g e | 7 are not as stringent as RCRA regulatory requirements. Hazardous waste landfills accept various types and amounts of hazardous waste materials and must always be conscious of safety. Municipal landfills are open to the public, during various operating hours, but hazardous waste landfills are secure locations, purposely placed in remote locations away from populated areas (Piroskova, 2018.) Hazardous waste material facilities must be extremely diligent and make sure that all regulatory requirements are met with every shipment of hazardous waste processed. It is extremely important that established protocols are followed thoroughly. On the other hand, municipal landfills allow deliveries of waste to be dumped in piles on the ground and later use heavy equipment to push the waste and compact it before covering it with soil. Here in the Springfield, Missouri area most of the businesses in town use Stericycle for their hazardous waste disposal needs. Other companies serving this area include Mid-America Environmental Solutions, Safety-Kleen and Allied Waste Services.

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