Reducing Hazardous Waste Saves Customers Money


Just a few years ago, Preferred, Inc. – Fort Wayne was considered a large quantity generator of hazardous waste by the EPA and Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

As we investigated the laws and regulations pertaining to hazardous waste, we discovered some short falls.  In discussion with an IDEM inspector, we discovered that if we follow the regulations as expected, we don’t create or handle as much as we have in the past.

With the leadership of our Safety Director and the cooperation of all hands, we are now a special exempt small quantity generator.  This gives us all kinds of advantages:  reduced cost of license, less storage and disposal.  Another advantage is that our customers are confident and secure that we are not putting their employees or company at risk as well as our own.

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