Archive for April, 2017
Retail business managers that don’t worry about waste disposal should think again – and it’s not just the government that will jump on you if you get it wrong. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, usually enforced by the Environmental Protection Agency, now allows any concerned citizen to bring a civil action against an organization that does not dispose of solid waste correctly.
Injunctive relief plus fines of up to $5,000 per day if you fail to comply with a court order.
Since retail businesses generate substantial amounts of solid waste, around 35 percent of which is old corrugated cardboard, or OCC, they are an obvious target.…