Hazardous cannabis-related wastes are incredibly tricky and dangerous. Unlike the organic aspects of cannabis waste, which can be disposed of through composting and other sustainable methods, hazardous cannabis waste must be handled differently. This waste must be disposed of in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
Hazardous Cannabis Waste Disposal
Whether you have solvents or acids, we have the tools necessary to haul them for safe treatment! Hazardous cannabis waste may include, but is not limited to, the following:
- Flammable solvents used in producing cannabis concentrate
- Reactants and aerosol products
- Other by-products from manufacturers, testing laboratories, and businesses
Generally, any waste that is ignitable, reactive, corrosive, or toxic is considered hazardous. Despite the legalization of cannabis in California, the fact that cannabis remains a Schedule 1 Federally Controlled Substance makes the disposal of these waste products more complex. As a result, hazardous cannabis waste is categorized differently than non-hazardous cannabis waste as well as traditional hazardous waste. This category includes any hazardous waste that contains cannabis or its chemical constituents.
Hazardous waste disposal must meet Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, which outline protocols for accumulation, storage, and handling of hazardous waste. In addition, cannabis waste disposal must occur under its own set of regulations, meeting track and trace requirements in addition to being rendered unusable and unrecognizable. Easy Waste Management can assist in developing a hazardous cannabis waste disposal plan to ensure your business’ compliance with local, state, and federal law.