Warning Signs Of Contaminated Soil On Your Property

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Soil has been called our life support system. Without it, human life would be almost impossible. But for most of us, our interest probably starts and ends with wanting to have an attractive backyard! Contaminated soil can make it more difficult to achieve the healthy lawns and plants we all love to see thriving in […]

What Common Household Items Qualify as Hazardous Waste?

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Many of the products you use in your home everyday can’t just be thrown out in the trash—they need to be disposed of as hazardous waste. When disposing of common household products, they’ll fall into 1 of 2 categories of waste: Municipal solid waste (trash or garbage): This kind of waste, which isn’t considered potentially […]

Fuel Blending Hazardous Waste: Pros & Cons

fuel blending

Fuel blending is a process that involves the mixture of hazardous waste and commercial fuel to meet the specifications needed for incineration, cement kiln, or an industrial furnace. Fuel blending utilizes another approach to environmental sustainability through alternative fuel methods. Specific organizations can blend a mixture of hazardous liquids, waste, and sludge to create alternative […]

How To Properly Store Household Hazardous Waste


What is Hazardous Waste? Household hazardous waste can be categorized in four ways: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. Defined by the EPA as leftover household products that can catch fire, react, corrode or explode, homeowners are encouraged to store these products in safe spaces properly. Since most people are not familiar with potentially hazardous waste […]

What To Know About Hazardous Waste Material

What is hazardous waste and what to do with it in Portland, OR

What is Hazardous Waste Material?   There is a range of household products that are considered hazardous materials. The EPA defines hazardous waste/material as leftover household products that can catch fire, react, corrode, or explode under certain circumstances. Hazardous waste can be categorized into four distinct categories: ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, and toxicity. Ignitability   Ignitable […]

The 5 Most Common Household Items That You Shouldn’t Throw Away

5 common household items you should never throw away

When cleaning up around the house, it’s typical to dispose of household items that you’re done with—that light bulb that’s been out for months, the dead batteries in your TV remote, and the last bits of bathroom cleaner that just won’t do the trick. It’s second nature to toss these items without giving a second […]