Participate in the EnviroBusiness hazardous waste collection days.
Importance of Proper Hazardous Waste Disposal for Businesses
Hazardous waste can harm the environment. It should not be mixed with ordinary trash or poured into the storm sewer system, down drains or toilets, or on the ground. Improper disposal of business waste is a violation of Florida regulations.
Violation of these regulations may subject you to penalties of up to $50,000 per day for non-compliance. Proper hazardous waste management makes good sense because it can reduce liability for cleanups, lower insurance costs, avoid fines and
minimize employee exposure.
Eligible businesses are invited to bring their unwanted chemicals in for proper disposal. To be eligible for chemical drop-off, businesses must qualify as a very small quantity generator (VSQG). This includes businesses that produce less than 25 gallons, or 220 pounds, of chemical waste per month.
For further information contact Rita Perini, Brevard County Solid Waste Operations, Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program, at (321) 633-1888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How the County Assists Small Commercial Generators of Hazardous Waste
The County facilitates EnviroBusiness days every 90 days for the proper disposal of business waste at a reduced fee by extending the County’s contracted hazardous waste disposal rates to the VSQG. Businesses are responsible to pay the
contractor directly for the disposal and/or container costs. The transportation and labor for the disposal of business hazardous waste is FREE to the VSQG. All waste must meet Dept. of Transportation (D.O.T.) shipping
requirements. The contractor will package waste into approved D.O.T. containers and manifest the waste prior to shipment.
Envirobusiness Days for 2021:
October 20, 2020
January 19, 2021
April 10, 2021
July 20, 2021
October 19, 2021
All VSQG’s requesting to participate MUST call US Ecology Company for appointment, disposal cost, and payment information prior to the EnviroBusiness collection day. Please have
an inventory of the business hazardous waste ready before calling (813) 319-3396, the contact person is Kristy King,
Hazardous business waste can include simple things like fluorescent lamps, cleaners, degreasers, and automotive fluids such as used motor oil and spent antifreeze. It can also include pesticides, laboratory vials, paints, varnishes, and solvents.
Explosives and biomedical waste are not accepted and businesses must find an alternate means of disposal.
The EnviroBusiness collection days gives small businesses an inexpensive yet convenient way to dispose of their hazardous chemical waste. With increased awareness about the impact of these items on our environment, it is now more critical than ever
for businesses to properly dispose of hazardous waste. Not only is it legally mandated, it’s the right thing to do for a healthy environment.