Category Archives: waste disposal

hazardous, non-hazardous and bio-medical waste disposal

How to Protect the Environment through Proper Management of Waste

Proper Waste Disposal

Did you know that the United States produces 12% of global municipal solid waste (MSW)? Yes, you read that right.  According to a 2017 study conducted by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the USA (population approximately 328.2 million) produced 258 million tonnes of MSW in 2017. While China, the most populous country globally […]

What to Do If You See Abandoned Barrels of Hazardous Waste

How to dispose hazardous waste

Have you ever come across abandoned barrels of hazardous waste? It’s quite uncommon to see these types of wastes left unattended, but it still happens. The Protect team has done some clean-up of abandoned drums of hazardous wastes left in unobtrusive locations – often without the owner’s permission. There are also many hazardous waste disposal […]

Think Before You Buy: Choosing the Right Chemical Products

There are an assortment of activities that take place toward the end of the year. Aside from the holidays, many companies use this time to do physical counts or clean outs. They may want to dispose of old inventory or equipment from their warehouse before the new year starts. Depending on the product they are […]

Paint Disposal: a Primer

It’s something found in nearly every garage, maintenance shop, and hardware section across the country. Paint protects surfaces while adding color to the world around us. It allows businesses and artists alike to express themselves. It’s undoubtedly an important part of modern life, as it has been throughout much of history. A problem anyone who […]

Don’t Let Waste Wait

Businesses that generate hazardous chemical wastes as part of their day to day operations are typically up to date on the requirements put forth by the EPA and the TCEQ.  Large and small quantity generators track waste shipments and report their waste activities to the state, but generators who don’t produce hazardous waste on a […]

Spill Waste Management

Businesses that store and use chemical products during their operations are at risk of having a spill but even companies that don’t use traditional chemical products may still be at risk.  Vehicles, forklifts and other power equipment contain fluids such as oils, battery acid and fuels that can pose varying levels of hazard when spilled […]

Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generators

With the prevalence of various chemical products in use in the world today, it’s inevitable that some of them will become wastes that require disposal.  Since not all chemical wastes pose the same amount of danger to public health and the environment, the Environmental Protection Agency has established standards that distinguish which chemical wastes are […]

The Protect Advantage

Numerous clients in the North Texas area and beyond rely on Protect Environmental Services to manage their chemical spills and waste disposal needs.  Large organizations such as defense contractors, manufacturers, chemical distributors, government entities and shipping companies have called Protect for almost twenty years to conduct spill containment and cleanup operations but small businesses that […]

Superfund Sites and Environmental Remediation

‘Superfund’ is a word that is commonly used in the media when referring to areas that have been contaminated with toxic materials.  The use of the word began in 1980 when the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) was passed into law.  In the decades prior to the passing of CERCLA, it was […]