When batteries are incinerated or left in landfills, metals can pollute the air or leach into the soil or water supply. Several states have regulations in place that mandate the recycling of certain types of batteries. The EPA recommends using rechargeable options when available and recycling all power cells.
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How you invest, expend and replenish your energy is the key to high performance in business and in life! In business, YOU are the single most important asset. While advertizing leads, systems, dialogues, practices and presentations are all important – if YOU are not well physically, mentally and emotionally, your business will suffer. In order Read More
CFL’s (Compact flourescent lamps) should always be handled gently and recycled, as they release mercury vapor into the air if broken. Some major home and hardware retailers offer in-store collection to make recycling more convient. If you have had a break in a CFL in your home or business we have the latest technology to Read More
In terms of what we call a “Hazmat Team” today, I think you can call Jacksonville, FL the “1st Hazmat Team in the US”. It was organized by Capt. Ron Gore. The Houston Hazmat Team followed shortly after, going in service in September 1979. District Chief Max McRae helped organize and lead our team until Read More
American’s buy nearly 3 billion dry-cell batteries every year to power toys, portable tools, and electronic devices. (That’s about 32 per family) Source EPA Batteries contain a variety of heavy metals and corrosive acids that generate power by converting chemical energy to electrical energy. These toxic ingredients have the potential to cause burns or injury Read More
Have people and pets leave the room right away. Open windows or doors to ventilate the room for 10-15 minutes before returning to clean it up. Turn off the central heating and air for several hours. Thoroughly collect the broken glass and visible powder, but never try to touch it directly. Wear protective gloves or Read More
Mercury is an element in common household items including compact fluorescent lamps (CFL’s) and tubes, thermostats, thermometers and batteries. It is an extremely toxic element that can cause damage to the brain, kidney, and lungs. It can also impair the normal development of the brain and nervous system in fetuses and young children. If a Read More