Spotlight on Special Waste: Asbestos
It’s easy to know what to do with household wastes such as empty can goods, milk cartons and newspapers, these items can all be easily recycled. But what do you do with other items from your industrial work setting? Special wastes are solid wastes resulting from an industrial process that need a more specified means of handling, transportation, or disposal to ensure the protection of the environment and the public health, welfare, and safety. Some examples of special wastes include fly ash, dead animals, bag house dust, wastewater treatment plant solids, asbestos containing materials, petroleum contaminated soils, debris, oil and gas waste, as well as paint and sludge.