3 Questions YOU Should be Asking your Hazardous Waste Hauler

Whether you produce hundreds of tons of hazardous waste a year, or are a small quantity generator, you are responsible for this waste from cradle to grave. That is why it’s imperative that you align yourself with a reputable, trust-worthy hazardous waste hauler. These 3 tips will help you along the way in your search for the best company for your environmental needs.

1. Do you have the proper insurance, permits and training?

This should be the first questions on your list, hence the reason it’s the first questions on this list!! There are many “fly-by-night” companies in all industries. That’s why it’s so important to do your due diligence when it comes to hiring a hazardous waste hauler. Asking for these documents up front can save you a lot of time and money in the long run.

If they hesitate in any way when asked this question, then move on to the next company on your list.

2. Where will you be shipping our waste?

As was previously mentioned, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR WASTE FROM CRADLE TO GRAVE!! I cannot stress this enough. Get all of the information that you can about where they intend to send all of your waste streams. Yes, even batteries and light bulbs. They should be able to tell you, not only where the waste is going, but how they will treat and handle your waste once it arrives to the facility. You can even request to audit every facility that they intend to use for your waste disposal.

3. Can you provide us with any references?

Have you ever considered making a purchase on Amazon but find it hard to add it to your cart until you’ve read 25 reviews? Well why wouldn’t you do the same thing when considering a vendor for your hazardous waste disposal?
Every reputable company who has been around for a few years will no doubt have a few of these that they use for marketing tools. Do not be afraid to ask to review a couple of these. It could go a long way to making you feel better about adding them to your cart.

If you are considering re-evaluating your waste hauling vendor, or hiring for the first time, take a few extra days to do some research, asking these 3 questions can help you to know you’ve made the right choice.


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