Excel, RCRA & Superfund Laws

RCRA (Resource Conservation and Recovery Act) and CERCLA (Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act-more commonly known as “Superfund”) laws clearly state that the “Generator is responsible from cradle to grave for the proper disposal of waste streams and all residual effects. This means that the potential liability associated with your generated waste stream always remains with you, the generator. The EPA has absolute power to compel anyone who had anything to do with bringing wastes to a contaminated site to share the cost of the cleanup. This includes haulers as well as all of the hauler’s customers. For this reason Excel has always used the terminology “Oil Management Company”. Excel’s Oil management program has never caused a single generator any environmental compliance problems. Excel does not haul or transport hazardous waste streams so there is no chance of cross-contamination of your non-hazardous waste stream with hazardous materials. The pickup, handling and disposal of your used oil is documented every step of the way by a clear paperwork trail.

Legitimate disposal of your used oil will help assure that your liability does not extend to the cost of cleanup of a polluted site.  Whether used oil proves to be an asset or a liability for a particular company or individual generator will depend to a large degree on how that company or individual manages the used oil.

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