Consumer Chemical Product Recycling
Why Recycle Consumer Chemical Products With Us?
Over the last decade, retailers have turned to hazardous waste to dispose of many types of consumer chemical products sold in stores that are returned by customers, are damaged or may be discontinued or expired. This can include fragrances and other cosmetics, household cleaners, laundry supplies and other common household chemical items. Sometimes the retailer is forced to use hazardous waste for disposal even if the item is not technically hazardous waste due to lack of alternatives — or for "consistency" in driving store employee behavior. We have made it our focus to find reuses for many of these products so that they do not have to be incinerated, whether by using these items to make our own industrial products out of them, by consolidating them for reuse via donation or even by reclaiming useful ingredients ourselves or through our recycling partners. We specialize in understanding your particular challenges as a retailer so that we can develop a process that works for you that is compliant with the regulations applicable to your operations and products. We customize programs using one or more containers depending on chemical compatibilities of the products to be recycled. Due to our extensive regulatory knowledge and retail client experience base, we are able to support our programs from a regulatory perspective: We will discuss, educate and work with regulators or inspectors to explain any questions or address any concerns they may have regarding chemical recycling.
How Does It Work?
Where Can I Find My Program Data?
When we set up your recycling account, you are provided with secure login access to an online data system that contains all your recycling records. Every single container is tracked and is individually recorded, including by location if you have multiple locations. So you can know instantly if any of your facilities are not recycling! You can also query the database to see your records over a set period of time, or within a certain geography. And finally, you can also download certificates of recycling if you need paper-based records.
What Are the Regulations?
As we indicated above, many retailers have developed large, expensive hazardous waste programs to handle these materials. However, there are regulatory-friendly alternative pathways for recycling these products instead, such as donation, ingredients for production, as-is reuse, reclamation and waste-to-energy. Based on the jurisdiction in question and types of materials, g2 will walk a prospective client through the specifics of our recycling solutions, and we are quite comfortable speaking with attorneys, consultants or internal experts about any regulatory questions.