Where to Dispose Waste

A review of local Waste Disposal Plants

Lead Intern Our waste is corrosive, toxic, acute hazardous, toxic characteristic, and reactive solid waste that’s got P-list, F-list, and biohazardous materials in it. Just fill out the form in the intranet to tell me where it goes!

So what I learned recently is that toxic waste can have a bunch of different characteristics depending on what they do to the environment and also your flesh. The acronym is THRICE, which breaks down to toxic (T), acute hazardous (H), reactive (R ), ignitable (I), corrosive (C ), and toxicity characteristic (E). The EPA has a whole breakdown of what waste has what characteristics, but you won’t need that cause I already told you what we’ve got. there’s also like, categories of waste that have to do with how they’re produced that I don’t really understand, but I haven’t needed to so far? They’re all lists, so F-list, K-list, P-list, and U-list. It’s only important because some disposal places are picky about what they’ll take. speaking of the disposal places, here’s a map of the ones in the area

Lead Intern Anyway we’ve got a huge mess and nobody will take it as is, so we’ve gotta take it to get treated first and then take it to one of the disposal sites, but the treatment center always wants to know which treatments we’re gonna do in which order and what the final destination is before they actually start things, and also they don’t let you do more than 18 hrs of treatments. these are the treatments btw. They can’t do any of them more than once

-------- The waste being disposed at the lab is: Contains: Corrosive Toxic Hazardous Toxicity Characteristic Reactive Form: Solid Lists: P-list F-list Or to simplify using the THRICE acronym it is THRCE-S-PF

Treating the waste with treatment B (nullifies T and E elements, and turns waste liquid) leaves:

HRC-L-PF

Treating the waste with treatment F (this treatment cannot be used before B, but removes P-list while introducing R elements) leaves:

HRRC-L-F

Treating the waste with treatment D (nullifies C and R elements, and turns waste back solid) leaves:

H-S-F

Treating the waste with treatment G (removes F-list, but cannot be used if the waste is liquid during or after this point) leaves:

H-S

-------- This left a waste that is a Hazardous and Solid with a total treatment time of 16.5 hours (below the maximum threshold of 18 hours). After review of the local waste disposal sites, the City Municipal Disposal will accept this waste.

Final submission of the Waste Treatment Document yields

What is the first treatment that should be done? Treatment B

What is the second treatment that should be done? Treatment F

What is the third treatment that should be done? Treatment D

What is the fourth treatment that should be done? Treatment G

What is the fifth treatment that should be done? No more treatments

Which disposal site should the waste be sent to? City Municipal Disposal

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