Toxic Jobsites

toxic wasteIntegrated Electric is committed to disposing of hazardous waste from jobsites in a responsible manner. Jobsite waste contains many toxic elements that are harmful to the environment. Proper disposal of this waste is not just our responsibility, it’s the law.

Electrical jobsite waste includes but is not limited to the following:

  • E-waste (electronic waste) which is found in electronic ballasts. (E-waste contains toxic heavy metals such as lead, cadmium, beryllium, and mercury.)
  • Fluorescent lamps which contain mercury
  • Rechargeable batteries containing lead, cadmium, lithium, and nickel
  • Self-luminous exit signs containing tritium
  • Smoke detectors that contain both E-waste and americium

You are responsible for what is placed in your dumpster. A well-thought-out strategy is as helpful for managing jobsite waste as it is to any other aspect of planning and building. A waste management plan includes setting prevention goals, documenting waste generation and recycling rates, adapting designs to reduce materials, reducing packaging and other jobsite trash, and emphasizing reuse.

Understanding the conditions affecting waste management costs and recycling options in your area is the key to developing a successful waste management plan.

Insurance companies are becoming increasingly aware of the potential liability for improper disposal of hazardous jobsite waste. Check your policies – protect yourselves and your clients.

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