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.…
Dan Burke, Director of Business Development, recently conducted an educational session at this year’s RFMA National Conference in Orlando, FL. The session was well attended with great discussions on the Best Management Practices for this important topic.
Implementing a Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) Program within Your Organization
Fats, Oils and Grease (FOG) is a maintenance area that needs your attention! It’s messy, expensive and in some cases can lead to legal issues. This session will explore different FOG recycling programs highlighting a case study of an implemented restaurant FOG program.
During our presentation we will look at what exactly FOG is and why it is important not only from a cost, but legal and environmental perspective to have a FOG program implemented within restaurant establishments.…