Recent EPA fines are a timely reminder that paint waste disposal needs to be done properly. Master Builders has learned of two recent EPA fines for builders because of the improper disposal of paint. While disposing of paint is the sub-contractor’s responsibility, EPA fines can often be applied to the builder as the head contractor.
The EPA provides hazardous waste disposal guidelines here.
There are also new environmentally friendly disposal systems available for paint waste to ensure you won’t be fined for any breach.
Have you brushed up on your hazardous waste knowledge lately? At Master Builders we offer training in sustainable construction and spill spill-kity induction, both of which address the correct handling of hazardous materials. In addition, Master Builders can tailor onsite environmental inductions for your business. See the full spectrum of our training opportunities here.