Wednesday, 8 April 2015

What Do You Do With Lead Paint Hazardous Waste?

Lead paint hazardous waste is of concern to everyone, and we are all exposed to is as we frequent buildings, homes and landmarks built before 1978. Since the Clean Air Act of 1970, solutions have been sought to prevent exposure from the toxic effects of the lead-based products that coated walls, fueled machinery and used fossil-fuel based materials. Anyone who has ever leased, rented or acquired a residential or commercial space built before 1978 is aware of the Section 1018 Federal regulation: The Real Estate Notification and Disclosure rule, which provides for protection from lead exposure. Non-professionals undertaking a clean up effort of such hazardous materials will find that this can be a daunting task.ECOBOND® LBP products provide safe and effective ways to cover AND TREAT dangerous lead paint residue, but if you've moved towards lead abatement projects in structures, you've probably asked yourself what is the best way to rid yourself of the waste? New developments in EPA regulations are providing affordable solutions to tackle this problem. Particularly HUD and EPA initiatives are facilitating previously restricted dumping of hazardous materials. One act involves the EPA redefining the "municipal solid waste landfill unit" from "construction and demolition (CD) landfills" in an effort to accept residential lead-based paint waste. The revision's final rule will "expressly allow residential lead-based paint waste that is exempted from the hazardous waste management requirements as household waste to be disposed of in construction and demolition landfills." It states that "a construction and demolition landfill accepting residential lead-based paint waste, and no other household waste, is not a municipal solid waste landfill unit." This is a more cost-effective solution for home-buyers renovating a fix-up home, who have found construction land-fills to be more costly in fees related to dumping of hazardous materials. For a list of landfills that accept hazardous materials view thislink. For more information, take a look at our blog for tips and support in the sensitive steps to ridding our surroundings of this dangerous hazard. It is important to adhere to Federal guidelines in lead abatement due to the toxicity and dangers these materials pose to the air, water and their environmental impact.Contact us to learn of our tried and tested products which will provide the effective solution to cover lead paint hazards that will need to be painted over in the instances of difficult removal.

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