Barnes HazMat promotes Recycling as the primary method of disposal. When no recycling options are available, Treatment or Incineration is preferred. While Landfill is still a legal method of disposal for many wastes, it leaves the generator vulnerable to future cleanup costs and litigation.
Disposal alternatives are evaluated for compliance, cost effectiveness and liability protection to provide the best solution for your company’s needs. Our approach is to prepare the waste for shipment in the most economical manner. Disposal costs can differ greatly, depending on the form in which they’re shipped. The best disposal pricing comes when the waste is in a form which is easiest for the TSDF to process.
BULK Shipments via vacuum truck, roll-off bin, and IBCs (i.e. Cu. Yd. boxes or “Totes”) provide the optimum savings. Ease of transportation, loading/unloading, and large volumes make them easy to process by the TSDF.
DRUMDrum wastes which are comprised of liquids or solids with no inner containers provide the best solution for medium volume wastes. While waste can be shipped in drums from 5-55 gal. sizes, the larger the drum, the better the pricing. Instead of shipping multiple 5 gal. drums, consolidating the waste in larger drums will dramatically reduce the costs.
COMMODITY (LOOSE) PACK Shipments in drums or boxes of over packed small containers of same type wastes (i.e. Paints, lubricants, expired products) provide the best alternative when consolidation is impractical. Similar to “Lab Packs”, “Loose Packs or Commodity Packs” are easier for a TSDF to manage because they are of the same type waste and don’t require additional inventory review and evaluation.
LAB PACK The term “Lab Pack” does not refer strictly to laboratory chemicals. It is a packaging method for shipping multiple bottles of waste (≤5gal.) overpacked in a single outer container. The chemicals must be of the same DOT hazard class and compatibility and detailed inventory lists are required for TSDF approval. While Lab Packs are the most costly shipment method, they provide a needed alternative when disposing of small volumes or a wide assortment of chemicals.
BHM uses only the top rated TSDFs, and screens all disposal facilities prior to use for compliance with permit requirements, insurance, and safe work practices. No TSDF is ideally suited for all types of waste, our knowledge of waste disposal methods and procedures, enables us to direct the waste to the facility best suited for the specific waste stream to maximize your disposal dollar. BHM operates independently, putting the customer’s interests first, not the TSDF. While the selection of disposal facilities remains the generator responsibility, BHM provides options to assist the generator with their selection.
BHM is an authorized UWSQH for Universal wastes including lamps, batteries, dental amalgam, mercury containing articles, and E-Waste (i.e. computers, monitors). These low hazard materials are hazardous wastes which have been excluded from RCRA regulations when shipped for recycling. BHM’s program enables the economical recycling of these wastes through consolidation and final processing at a RCRA permitted facility.
BHM has developed a unique program to assist school districts (K-12) with disposal of the classroom wastes and expired or prohibited chemicals from multiple sites. Coordinating pickups from the different schools at the same time provides significant cost savings for the District. Typically done on a semi-annual basis, teachers and APs are notified via e-mail and fax of the “Chemical Roundup” date and can set aside the items for disposal. The program improves communication between the district and the schools and keeps unwanted chemicals out of the classroom.