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What waste types to consider for temporary storage facilities

On Behalf of | May 28, 2024 | Real Estate & Development

When building a new structure on raw land, the developer often has various factors to consider. Aside from determining requirements to carry out work on the site, they may also need to make plans regarding waste management if no facilities are already in place. Inadequate preparations for overseeing these components can violate environmental regulations, specifically if the project will happen near vital habitats and ecosystems of protected wildlife.

To avoid jeopardizing the project, the developer can create a temporary waste storage facility that meets the state’s industry standards. When establishing it, they should consider the following waste types:

  • Accumulated waste, including wastewater or manure
  • Fluids that may build up on surfaces, such as precipitation
  • Rainfall that may affect the project if not stored appropriately
  • Expected runoff on the facility or site
  • Residue of solid materials that go through the facility, possibly requiring separate compartments
  • Other forms of waste based on the project’s nature, which may require proper storage and processing to avoid adverse effects on the surrounding environment

Additionally, the facility could have protocols and procedures when handling these various waste types, possibly requiring elaborate systems to divert liquids and specific methods for solids.

Complying for safety

Developers should also remember that these facilities are necessary to protect the surroundings and maintain safety for everyone who enters the site. Without waste storage and management practices, people may be vulnerable to toxic exposure, especially if the work involves potentially harmful materials and substances. During the planning stage, consider seeking legal guidance to determine what environmental regulations can apply and how to ensure compliance based on the project’s specifications.