1. With all of the liability that generators face these days how can we protect ourselves from environmental companies that do not handle our waste properly?
With many environmental services companies going out of business in the past it is extremely important for all generators to be sure their waste is handled properly and in accordance with all municipal, provincial and federal regulations.
Generators should check the how long the company they are working with has been in business and also the amount of liability insurance coverage they carry. This will indicate how concerned they are in all aspects of handling your waste. You may also inquire with Transport Canada for their trucking history and inspection record.
All of the above information is a good way to investigate the company you are thinking about using for your waste removal, but the best way is to check with other companies that are using the environmental company to see how they are doing. A satisfied and happy customer will always be the best indicator of how well an environmental service company is doing.
2. What is the best way to handle the disposal of a hazardous waste product?
Each and every type of hazardous waste material is different. Depending upon the types of chemicals that are involved in the waste, and the concentrations of those materials, Tri-Arrow will obtain MSDS sheets, chemical analysis or a sample of the material for analysis to be able to determine the best way to dispose of it. Remember it is very important to investigate the different ways available to dispose of your waste material. Tri-Arrow works with many varied disposal facilities to be able to handle your waste material properly.
3. Should all waste material be recycled or should it be disposed of differently?
Generators of waste material should know the options of how to handle different types of hazardous waste material. Options for handling hazardous waste material differ greatly. Various options range from direct landfill, solidification and landfill, stabilization and landfill, and have different orders of risk management and liability. s. Reuse, recycling or incineration of the material will often minimize and reduce future liability of your company from the waste material because the waste material is either changed from a waste to a new product or eliminated by total incineration.
The different options have various cost structures from inexpensive to more expensive. Incineration typically has the highest cost. Tri-Arrow will investigate all options and inform you of these options so you can make an informed decision.
4. Who is responsible for making sure all the paperwork is completed properly and legally?
Regulations state that the generator of the waste material is responsible for making sure that all paperwork for the shipment is correct. Tri-Arrow and its customer service department will handle all paperwork required for the shipment of your waste material. Manifesting, Profiling, Bill of Lading and all attachments required will be provided by our company for your waste material. Our Project Managers and drivers will fill out the forms on site for your signature. However it is always important for the generator to check the paperwork as by law they are responsible for it being correct.
5. If an accident should occur in a transport truck on the way from our facility or to the disposal site is our company not liable and the transporter responsible?
The Cradle to Grave law for hazardous waste makes the generator liable for the waste material always unless the material is recycled, reused or incinerated. For this reason it is imperative that your company be sure that the hazardous waste handling company operates legally and is responsible for all of its operations. Tri-Arrow has Emergency Response services available 24 hours a day 7 days per week. If a shipment of material is involved in an incident with one of our transport vehicles, we will properly clean up any spill, repackage and transport it to the proper disposal/treatment facility. We will inform the customer what has happened but we will handle all requirements for cleaning up the incident.
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