Businesses that handle hazardous waste cannot function without knowing how to dispose of the waste correctly. So many regulations and protocols govern the management of hazardous waste, and they keep changing over time. You need the expertise to stay compliant in an ever-evolving regulatory environment. Finding the “right” hazardous waste disposal company cannot be understated. By choosing the right company, they will help you stay in compliance with provincial and federal regulations, provide minor disruption to your operations and find ways to save you money on the disposal process. Choose the wrong company, and you can end up with more headaches than you bargained for in terms of increased liability, fines, and financial disaster.
So how do you decide on the company to hire? First, let’s learn how to select a hazardous waste disposal company for your business.
Find the Right Vendor for Your Needs
If your business or research facility produces several hazardous wastes, finding a vendor that can provide various services is crucial. Consider hiring a general hazardous waste vendor.
Qualified & Experienced
Once your requirements have been determined, you should ensure that the provider has the experience and capabilities that match your criteria. Check or verify the disposal company’s expertise in your area or regulatory compliance, service history, certifications, and licensing. Regarding the latter, the correct disposal company should help you navigate federal, provincial, and local regulations to remain in compliance with minimal disruptions that can save you money over the long term.
Compliance Is More Important Than Cost
Business owners are conditioned to look for the best price when selecting a company. Unfortunately, the best company for you isn’t necessarily the least expensive one. You don’t want to decide on a hazardous waste disposal company solely on cost. Sometimes, companies that offer low prices for their services will come with equally low standards and might not dispose of your waste correctly. That’s why we want you to ensure you invest in a trustworthy company, even if you need to spend a little bit more for their help. The money you pay will be worth it, providing they do a good job.
Reputation is easy to find in a Google review or a Facebook comment nowadays. A simple internet search makes it easy to discover how a company ranks against its competitors. But unfortunately, although claims of success on a website may be accurate and impressive, sketchy companies will use fake stats and false customer testimonials on their website to impress.
It is also critical to speak with references from your potential vendor. Ask your prospective vendor to provide current customers’ names and phone numbers as references.
An intelligent, imaginative, and innovative organization must deal with hazardous waste effectively. Selecting the right service provider for you should be taken seriously as your company carries the liability and ultimate responsibility for proper management. Take the time to develop your precise criteria & evaluate the candidate vendors. Contact Global Hazmat to learn more about our services.