As a business owner, hazardous waste disposal expenses can lead to a temptation to take short cuts when disposing of your hazardous waste. Or you may want to choose the cheapest disposal service without checking their credentials.
However, while these solutions may seem convenient, there is a lot at stake for your business.
If your hazardous waste is disposed of inappropriately, it can leave you open to many legal liabilities. State and governmental laws make you and your company legally responsible for waste disposal by the company you hire.
If your hazardous waste is disposed of incorrectly, it is not only the waste disposal company that is liable, but you and your business as well.
If hazardous waste is not disposed of properly, your business can be liable for significant fines. However, this is not the only threat that your business can face.
If your business is found legally liable for improper waste disposal, you may also find yourself responsible for costs related to the consequences of that improper waste disposal.
These costs include environmental damage, federal penalties, and healthcare costs if the waste has resulted in medical injury to a person or persons. You may also find yourself liable for legal damages that are not covered by your insurance policies, and which you will have to pay for out of pocket.
A significant problem that you can face is a hit to your reputation. Today, any malpractice on the part of businesses is quick to hit the news and the internet, and slow to vanish from people’s memories.
Damage to your reputation may be an intangible consequence, but it can be one that is very costly for your business. All of the time you spent building up your company will be for naught in the face of a single mishap, especially if it can potentially result in health problems for people.
Rebranding your company’s reputation will be time consuming and expensive, and more than that, not a guarantee.
While the costs of hazardous waste disposal may be ones that you want to avoid, improper waste disposal will result in far more damage to you and your business.
As a certified hazardous waste disposal company, we know how to properly and legally dispose of all of the waste from your business quickly and efficiently.