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P.O. BOX 160162
Mobile, AL 36616
Product Reuse Specialist
Waste is a term used to describe either undesired items considered no longer useful or materials that are by-products of the
manufacturing process. RCT initiated-projects involve strategic plans to reduce and eliminate hazardous and non-hazardous
wastes. These types of wastes would include special industrial wastes, off spec raw materials, chemical and fertilizer wastes, empty
containers, industrial solvents, by-product wastes, and specialty chemical process wastes. Today, these materials are transported,
treated, stored, recycled, buried, and/or burned.
The word "waste" is associated with inefficiency and unnecessary expense. Waste is undesirable in most aspects of our daily work
and personal lives. Hazardous wastes and non-hazardous wastes are no exception; more and more frequently they are being
viewed as inefficient and expensive uses of our economic and natural resources. Also, the process of collecting, transporting,
processing, and disposing of these wastes can pose risks to both the environment and us.
Solid waste is a frequently-used term that actually includes both hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. The five general types of
wastes that are included under the definition of solid waste are better described below:
TYPES OF SOLID WASTE
Inert wastes // Non-hazardous wastes // Moderate risk wastes // Dangerous wastes // Extremely hazardous wastes