Thursday, January 22, 2009

Managing Wastes and Waste Containers - Dumpsters - Roll-offs

One of the more challenging aspects of compliance with State and Federal stormwater pollution prevention requirements is the management of wastes. This holds true for both facilities that have a stormwater discharge permit, and facilities that have a conditional No Exposure Certification exemption.

Facilities that operate under a No Exposure Certification (NEC) find waste management particularly challenging because they have certified that wastes are not exposed to stormwater and that any wastes stored outdoors are managed in covered, water tight containers. In some States (e.g., Washington, New Jersey and others), all wastes must be stored inside a permanent building to qualify for the NEC exemption. Facilities that utilize roll-off containers find it challenging to either move containers indoors, or to use covered and water tight containers.

NEC facilities also have to address contractor wastes. As construction or renovation projects proceed, contractors need to meet the same requirements for waste storage. [Read more about NEC compliance]

Facilities that manage their stormwater impacts through a stormwater pollution prevention plan also need to address waste generation and storage. These facilities may elect to move wastes indoors or to use covered containers. However, in general, permitted facilities have more options available for waste management. They simply need to develop procedures to minimize the potential impacts of waste storage on their stormwater discharge.

Caltha LLP helps permitted and NEC facilities to develop cost effective waste management procedures to comply with regulatory requirements and to minimize their environmental footprint. Click here to request further information on Stormwater and SWPPP Services.

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