Managing Hazardous Waste

Recent federal and state enforcement actions have targeted grocers and other retailers for hazardous waste violations. In light of this increased focus, grocers and other retailers need to be informed about California’s hazardous waste regulations, and how to properly handle damaged and returned hazardous products in their stores. Many grocers are unaware of the wide variety of products sold in their stores that are hazardous materials, and become hazardous waste under the law when they are returned and cannot be used or are damaged.