Available Now: 2023 Schedule of Hazmat & RCRA Training

Tech Giant to Pay $450,000 for Hazardous Waste Violations

Posted on 12/8/2016 by Roger Marks

A major manufacturer of tech hardware and gadgets will pay $450,000 for hazardous waste violations in the state of California.

According to the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), the company violated US EPA RCRA rules and California’s Health and Safety Code (HSC) when it shredded nearly two million pounds of electronic waste at facilities in Cupertino and Sunnyvale, CA without submitting proper paperwork or complying with regulations for universal waste. 

California DTSC hazardous waste labelIn addition, the company failed to properly identify and label dust from electronics shredding—which contained copper and zinc—as hazardous waste before sending it for disposal.  As a result, the waste was transported without proper labels or a hazardous waste manifest.

The company also failed to provide notice to DTSC when it closed its facilities.

See DTSC’s hazardous waste enforcement press release here.

Stay tuned to Lion News for more EPA fines and penalties—our EPA Enforcement Roundup is posted every Tuesday! Subscribe to Lion News now to get the who, what, and how much of EPA air, water, and chemical enforcement delivered directly to your inbox. 

Expert Title 22 Training for CA Hazardous Waste Sites

If your site generates hazardous waste in California, knowing the Federal RCRA rules is not enough. California’s State Health & Safety Code and DTSC regulations set additional, State-specific requirements you must follow to avoid costly civil penalties and future liability.

Be confident you know the specific hazardous waste management and reporting rules that apply to industry in California.  At the Hazardous Waste in California Workshop, satisfy your EPA and DTSC training requirement, and get up to speed with the latest laws, rules, and CUPA interpretations that affect your business.

January California Hazardous Waste (Title 22) Workshops

Los Angeles - January 5-6
Santa Barbara - January 9-10
San Francisco - January 9-10
Fresno - January 12-13

Tags: California, DTSC., fines and penalties, RCRA, state rules

Find a Post

Compliance Archives

Lion - Quotes

The instructor made the class enjoyable. He presented in a very knowledgeable, personable manner. Best class I've ever attended. Will take one again.

John Nekoloff

Environmental Compliance Manager

These are the best commercial course references I have seen (10+ years). Great job!

Ed Grzybowski

EHS & Facility Engineer

One of the best trainings I have ever received!

Brandon Morfin

EH&S Manager

The exercises in the DOT hazardous materials management course are especially helpful in evaluating your understanding of course information.

Morgan Bliss

Principal Industrial Hygienist

Very witty instructor, made the long times sitting bearable. One of the few training courses I can say I actually enjoyed.

John Hutchinson

Senior EHS Engineer

This is a very informative training compared to others. It covers everything I expect to learn and even a lot of new things.

Quatama Jackson

Waste Management Professional

Excellent class, super instructor, very easy to follow. No rushing through material. Would like to take his class again.

Lawrence Patterson

EH&S Facility Maintenance & Security Manager

Lion does a great job summarizing and communicating complicated EH&S-related regulations.

Michele Irmen

Sr. Environmental Engineer

I used the IT support number available and my issue was resolved within a few minutes. I don't see anything that could have made it better.

Danny Province

EHS Professional

Lion was very responsive to my initial questions and the website was user friendly.

Michael Britt

Supply Chain Director

Download Our Latest Whitepaper

This guide will help you identify 25 of the most -cited errors in RCRA training, recordkeeping, hazardous waste ID, container management, universal waste, and laboratories.

Latest Whitepaper

By submitting your phone number, you agree to receive recurring marketing and training text messages. Consent to receive text messages is not required for any purchases. Text STOP at any time to cancel. Message and data rates may apply. View our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.