In 1991 we disposed of 4,050 pounds of hazardous waste. The largest single waste stream (3,600 pounds) was parts cleaning solvent. This material is now returned to our supplier as a "continued use product" which they use for drum cleaning at their facility.
In 1999 we disposed of 325 pounds of absorbent material from clean up of petroleum oil spills/leaks. By substituting food grade hydraulic oil we have eliminated this waste stream.
During 2002 we had a one-time-only shipment of obselete paints. We now use water based paints where feasible and ship any waste paint off site for reclamation for fuel blending.
Comments: Elimination of fees charged for generating hazardous waste. Elimination of costs associated with shipping hazardous waste.