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National Retailer Partners with Third Party to Manage Hazardous Waste

August 26, 2019

Via: Waste360

Retailers face scrutiny when managing environmental and waste regulations. Those who generate hazardous waste must remain cognizant of rules like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which regulates the disposal of hazardous waste, and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulations, which regulate the handling and destruction of controlled substances.

The increasing focus on regulations and enforcement can result in fines and violations that are both costly and detrimental to retail brands. Operating 1,550 retail stores across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico, Petco Animal Supplies has encountered challenges with changing regulations and managing the different ways they are enforced across all 50 states for its hazardous waste program.

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