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Waste Stream Management Procedures

recycle_stationBy Jack McGurk for Cleaning Management Magazine.
Often overlooked, but still very important, is the topic of dealing with waste that is generated by facilities and the people in them. The best solution is not as simple as taking out the trash.
Rather, facility managers and executive housekeepers must start looking at waste management as a streamlined process that requires planning to properly handle.
Proper management of the waste stream can play a critical role in the operation of a facility and impact the health and safety of the surrounding community. For example, improperly managed hazardous waste chemicals can leak into and contaminate groundwater in the neighboring area, possibly rendering residential drinking water unfit for human consumption and use. This type of neglect can lead to expensive cleanup and remediation efforts that can bankrupt the organization that didn’t handle this waste stream properly. Read more

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