An effective waste management plan expresses the propercollection methods, as well as the approved discarding processes, of hazardouswaste produced on a facility, including the appropriate gathering and storageof recyclable materials. The waste management plan includes the storage andcollection of recyclable materials.
The United States Resource Conservation andRecovery Act provides guidelines to stay in compliance in a facilities wastemanagement program which was projected by Congress. The program Congress putforth is a nationwide policy, requiring that hazardous wastes undergo propertreatment, storage, and disposal to reduce the current and potential danger tohuman health, as well as to the environment. The U.S. Environmental ProtectionAgency (EPA) and individual states have applied this policy with widespreadguidelines declared under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976(Sullivan, 2014).According to the Environmental Protection Agency a generatorwho generates more than 100 kilograms but less than 1000 kilograms in acalendar month of hazardous waste may accumulate hazardous waste on site for180 days or less without a hazardous waste permit. There are some existingnoncompliance issues with the current waste regulations at the facility.
Thereare four 55 gallon drums of unmarked liquids that are leaking into the ground,piles of lime near the maintenance shed, old paint, spray lubricants, cleaners,solvents, and oily rags that are hazardous at the facility. These hazardoussubstances are not stored in spill containment areas and approved safetycabinets. The regulatory classification of the four 55 gallon drums would beclass 9 miscellaneous dangerous goods. Lime would be a class 5 oxidizingsubstance or organic peroxides. Old paint, spray lubricants, cleaners, andsolvents would be class 3 flammable liquids. Oily rags would be class 4flammable solids. All of these hazardous substances need to be store in spillcontainment areas and approved safety cabinets. To dispose of hazardous waste agenerator is responsible to make sure the transporter is a registered hazardouswaste transporter and the waste to be disposed of at a RCRA treatment facility.
The generator must also sign a hazardous waste manifest to keep track of thehazardous waste until it gets disposed of. The waste management plan comprises of a thorough review allwaste generated on-site including any substance discarded to drains, trash orrecycling bins. It is recommended thatany unknown material should be treated as hazardous waste, dated and labeled inproper storage containers (Powell, 2008).
Both the hazardous waste and nonhazardous waste disposal will becarefully separated and documented. The waste generated at the by the pro shopand the restaurant is non-hazardous waste. This waste will be managed using the local garbage and landfillservices.