Eco-Friendly Paint Disposal, From Household to Industrial

It is estimated that 100 million gallons of house paint is sold each year, which means it is likely that there will be a fair amount left over requiring disposal. WasteXpress works with businesses in the paint and coatings industry to safely dispose of their excess paint. Homeowners rely on local household hazardous waste facilities to recycle or dispose of their surplus. Our infographic provides statistics on how much paint product is sold in a year, the harm it can cause humans and the environment when it is not disposed of properly, and of course, tips on how to reduce your overall paint waste.

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How Would the Port of Tacoma Handle an Oil Spill?

oil spill
Oil is a major product moving in and out of the Port of Tacoma, which is located at the tip of the Puget Sound’s Commencement Bay. In this blog, we explore how Tacoma hazardous waste disposal companies such as WasteXpress would clean up an oil spill in Commencement Bay, which has been a major Pacific Northwest industrial hub for over a century.

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Dirt Alert Examining Soil Samples from Asarco Smelter

copper bars
Oftentimes, the full impact of industrial processes is not appreciated until decades later. That’s certainly the case with the Asarco Copper Smelter in Ruston, Washington. For about 100 years, this plant’s 571-foot smokestack belched heavy metals and arsenic across a 1,000-square-foot area of Puget Sound, known as the Tacoma Smelter Plume. Yet it wasn’t until the 1980s that the Washington Department of Ecology workers thought to test for pollution in the area. As a Tacoma hazardous waste leader, we’ve kept a close eye on the cleanup of this superfund site. Today we’re providing an overview of how this enormous environmental cleanup project came to be, and how hazardous waste firms help governments in such large cleanup tasks.

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Can Hazardous Waste Disposal Companies Clean Up Seattle’s Marinas?

Industrial marina in Seattle, WA

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Seattle Hazardous Waste Companies Talk Oso Mudslide Clean Up

oso mudslide cleanup

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Health Care Industry Takes Care in Disposing of Pharmaceuticals

Toxic waste disposal companies help hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers properly dispose of dangerous medical waste, such as excess pharmaceuticals and infectious patient samples. If improperly discarded, prescription drugs can taint water sources and threaten human and environmental health. If flushed down the toilet, defunct antibiotics and disinfectants can kill the bacteria required for sewage processing. And burning drugs can release dangerous poisons into the air. Biohazardous waste also poses threats; if improperly handled, it can expose innocent people to deadly diseases. For these reasons and others besides, medical waste disposal should be entrusted to professional toxic waste disposal companies.

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What is E-Waste? And How Can Toxic Waste Disposal Companies Help?

garbage bin with computers

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Possible Pollutants from Food & Beverage? Portland’s Hazardous Waste Disposal Pros Can Help

water bottlesWhen the average person sits down to dine, he or she probably isn’t thinking about the pollution stream created by the meal. Yet the food and beverage industry can be a significant producer of waste. And food and beverage firms figure large in Oregon business; there are six food processing companies on the list of the state’s top 150 firms, for instance.

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What Constitutes Hazardous Waste in Seattle?

ship in port

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Seattle Hazardous Waste Removal Pros Promote Safe Marijuana Cultivation [Infographic]

With so much recent news and updates on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, we wanted to share how the hazardous waste removal industry contributes to an eco-friendly marijuana cultivation. This infographic sheds light on what types of waste are produced during the growth and testing processes, but also how we safely remove this waste and/or recycle it according to EPA guidelines.

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