In this climate of increased scrutiny of everything that might end up in the dumpsters behind your stores, FMs need to be well-versed in the Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) and the Clean Water Act (CWA).
A recently released PRSM white paper, “HAZARDS IN STORE: A Waste Handling Primer for Retailers,” written by authors from PSC Environmental Services, discusses current waste management regulations and activities, as they apply to retailers, including some notable recent enforcement actions, while providing guidance on what retailers can do to make sure they comply with these complex legal obligations.
The paper provides a baseline of understanding of the issues and answers these and other questions:
- Do retailers actually get in trouble under these laws?
- What do you mean by “hazardous waste”?
- I do handle hazardous waste. What now?
- What could happen if I don’t comply with RCRA?
- I’ll comply with RCRA. Is that it?
- What programs do I need to put in place?
Waste & Recycling Request for Proposal (RFP) Template and supporting documents: Download the Green Sourcing Survey Template for Retail FMs here.
These documents are the latest components of PRSM Association’s online Sustainability Resource Center, (SRC) providing strategic and tactical information, tools and templates across a number of recognized environmental focus areas.