The cannabis industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in both the U.S. and Canada, and with production and demand far exceeding expectations, it has created an inevitable complication – what to do with the waste it generates? Growers, processors, and labs are in a maze of regulations at the federal and state level, leaving one solution – to partner with a team who is actively working in the cannabis and hemp space.
ACV Enviro has been working with the industry to guide them on the proper documentation of their cannabis waste and removal, as well as, disposing of hazardous waste streams comingled with cannabis operations. Items which could include pesticides, universal waste lamps and ballasts, water, and soil.
Materials which meet the characteristics of ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, or toxicity must also be disposed of compliantly as hazardous waste per EPA and DEM. For cannabis operations with testing labs, these waste streams may include flammable solvents like ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, butane, flammable solids, any rags or disposables that come in contact with solvents, and aqueous corrosives.
ACV Enviro is stepping up and helping the cannabis industry by closing the compliance loop, offering a number of critical waste services:
- Waste Characterization
- Labeling and Profiling
- Air Quality Monitoring
- Recordkeeping & Reporting
- Disposal of Cannabis Related Hazardous & Universal Waste
- Provide lockable, UN-rated, DOT approved containers for onsite collection
- Waste Evaluation & Site Assessments
- Collection via Licensed, Certified and Trained Team
- TSDF Profiles
- Assistance with Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC), EPA and local Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA)
Minimizing the risks to growers, processors and labs regarding complex waste streams is what we do. Talk to one of our experts, Garrett Hitzel 717-880-3969 or Wesley Mason at 401-855-4783, to help your organization with cannabis waste compliance.