What Types of Businesses Need Waste Management Solutions?

How to properly dispose of waste probably isn’t at the forefront of a business’s mind during their operations. It is only after the fact that they are left with the question of how to appropriately dispose of the waste that they created. If your business produces any of the types of waste listed below, you should consider hiring a professional waste disposal company to get rid of it for you.

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Hazardous waste is anything capable of harming human health or the environment. A material is considered “hazardous” if it is a solid material and it is specifically listed in one of the four lists (F, K, P, U) found in the Code of Federal Regulations. Waste that contains any materials that are named in either one of those lists is also considered “hazardous”. This includes:

  • Paints
  • Materials that burn or itch skin upon contact
  • Pesticides
  • Flammable products
  • Materials that dissolve metal, wood, paper, or clothing

Nuclear powerplants, scientific laboratories, and oil/fuel companies are common businesses that produce hazardous waste. Properly disposing of it is important for protecting your business. If you are unsure if a material is considered hazardous, contact a trusted waste disposal company to find out.


Industrial waste is regarded as any waste that is generated by manufacturing or industrial processes. This type of waste can sometimes be classified as hazardous. Some examples of industrial waste include:

  • Cafeteria garbage
  • Scrap metals
  • Oil
  • Solvents

Businesses such as chemical manufacturers, paint manufacturers, and paper manufacturers produce industrial waste and it is up to them to make sure that it is properly disposed of.


Federal and state laws define infectious waste as any liquid, semi-liquid, or dry material that can spread infections. Common places to find this type of waste are in healthcare facilities, hospitals, and laboratories. Some examples of infectious waste are:

  • Human blood
  • Human body fluid
  • Animal waste
  • Pathological wastes
  • Used needles


Universal waste is any waste that can be considered “hazardous” but also contains common materials. This includes things like:

  • Batteries
  • Pesticides
  • Mercury-containing equipment
  • Lamps

Is your business throwing away old lighting equipment? Don’t know what to do with the old light bulbs in your office space? Whether it’s disposing of old batteries, throwing away old lights, or disposing of pesticides, every business will have to dispose some sort of universal waste.

Looking for Waste Management Solutions in MD?

Not sure how to properly dispose of your business’s waste? Broadview Waste Solutions is your one-stop-shop for all your disposal needs. Whether it’s hazardous, industrial, infectious, or universal waste, we have the solution for your business. Contact us today to see what we can do for you!