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The Strong Difference

Our Technicians The StrongPak™ Retailers Guide to


• Regularly-scheduled service calls by our trained personnel.

Hazardous Waste Compliance


• Strong is committed and responsive to your retail waste management goals.
• Strong’s superior response and turn-around times are standard.
• We deliver a turnkey service, coordinating all initiating and reporting paperwork and secure transportation.

Knowledge
• Our nationwide network of partners and strategic alliances is second to none.
• Our highly trained professional staff is experienced in all facets of waste management and compliance.
• Staff training and certifications include CHMM, REM and HAZWOPER.
• We offer the best available technology and the most cost-effective solution to meet your requirements.

Credibility
• Superior past performance ratings.
• Pro-client indemnification provisions and $10,000,000 of liability insurance.
• Wide RCRA, EPA, DEA, ATF and DOT compliance experience coupled with professional commitment.
www.StrongPak.com
Experience
• StrongPak is a division of Strong Environmental, Inc. (a Stericycle company), which has managed hazardous, non-hazardous
and pharmaceutical wastes for more than 16 years, for a broad spectrum of Fortune 100 companies and international clients. supermarket
• Large project management, from national product recalls to servicing over 2,000 retail store locations from coast to coast.
pharmacy
• Proven track record with destruction of DEA controlled substances, recalls, returns and outdated product.
discount store
Regulatory Status
• Strong maintains all required registrations and permits for transporting and processing your wastes. warehouse
• Strong Environmental is licensed by the DEA as a Reverse Distributor for destruction and returns. automotive
• Since our primary mode of business is that of EPA- and DOT-related waste destruction, you can be assured of
knowledgeable compliance. home improvement

on-site waste characterization

dedicated logistics
The Single Source for Retail Hazardous Waste Management regulatory compliance
The One Source. The Most Services. The Best Choice. hazardous wastes

pharmaceutical wastes

non-hazardous wastes
www.StrongPak.com
experienced professionals

StrongPak™, a division of GSA Contract Number: GS-10F-0211S Staff Credentials: training resources
Strong Environmental, Inc., DEA Registration Number: RS0239219 CHMM recycling and sustainability
a Stericycle company EPA ID Number: GAR000004861 REM
6264 Crooked Creek Road DOT RSPA: 061706 550 029OQ CEA detailed reporting
Norcross, GA 30092 APHIS Compliance: 12-EL1-06 The trademarks and trade dress in this documented destruction
advertisement are the exclusive property
770.409.1500 770.409.1449 fax New Jersey A 901 of their respective owners and this

800.778.7664 DOT Special Permit Exemption: 13179


advertisement is not intended to convey
that any of these owners have approved disaster recovery
of this advertisement or are affiliated with
Strong Environmental Inc.™ or StrongPak™
Solutions@StrongServices.com in any way. pharmaceutical take back
© 2009 Stericycle, Inc. All rights reserved.
What Retailers Need to Know The StrongPak Solution
Retail establishments such as supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, home improvement StrongPak offers retailers a turnkey retail hazardous waste compliance program. We create a
stores, automotive retailers, and large discount stores all generate some amount of hazardous custom program suited to your needs, and manage the mobilization, logistics, recycling, destruction,
waste. Whether it is a spilled bottle of bleach, a damaged aerosol can, a returned container of pool record keeping and final paperwork. The full scope of services offered by StrongPak include:
chemicals, or an expired over-the-counter drug—a business cannot allow any of these items to be
discarded into a dumpster or other landfill-bound waste stream. Waste Minimization and Program Assessment
StrongPak management will assess your current processes and recommend ways to minimize
The amount of hazardous waste generated at each retail location places it into one of three EPA
the amount of hazardous waste generated. We will then design a program that will meet your
hazardous waste generator categories: Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator, Small
specifications and complement your existing procedures.
Quantity Generator or Large Quantity Generator. Each category carries its own set of regulations.
Visit the StrongPak web site for more information about generator categories. On-Site Waste Characterization and Disposal
State and local government entities may place further restrictions on the disposal of retail waste. Regularly scheduled service calls are made by trained StrongPak technicians, who will properly
StrongPak offers you access to the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully comply with characterize and package your waste, and then ensure that it is transported to an EPA-permitted
all applicable local, state and federal regulations. Treatment, Storage, Disposal, and Recycling Facility (TSDRF) for proper disposal.
Many organizations and industries are developing corporate sustainability programs, in order to
Training Resources
reduce their environmental impact and make more efficient use of natural resources. Participation
Training materials such as reference posters and training packets are provided to your store and
in the StrongPak program can help you meet your sustainability goals.
distribution center personnel. On-site technicians will be available for “hands-on” training, including
specific training on non-compatible waste materials.
RCRA Hazardous Retail Waste Categories
On-Site Storage and Accumulation
Products deemed unsaleable at a retail establishment should be kept segregated from saleable merchandise. Each unsaleable item Specially designed StrongPak containers and leak proof StrongPak self-sealing plastic bags will
should then be identified as either returnable to the manufacturer, resold, able to be reused via donation, or as waste. When identified ensure safe, secure storage.
as waste, the item must be further classified as hazardous, regulated or non-hazardous, in compliance with EPA, DOT, DEA and
various State regulations. Since these determinations have significant consequences, it is best to have a trained waste management Reporting, Record Keeping and Compliance
technician make the decision. Below are a few examples of the many retail products that are potentially hazardous. StrongPak will ensure complete regulatory compliance and provide customized reporting for all
levels of management.
Flammables and Combustibles Reactives
• Lighters and lighter fluid • Hydrogen Peroxide The StrongPak Guarantee
• High-alcohol mouthwash • Two-part epoxy products StrongPak provides extraordinary value by providing complete regulatory compliance, top-notch
• Alcohol-based products • Hair coloring that contains service, competitive pricing, and an effective way to achieve corporate sustainability goals.
• Many automotive care products peroxides or other bleaches
• Paint thinners and solvents
• Products containing petroleum distillates
• Gas treatments and brake cleaners

Corrosives Toxics
• Toilet bowl cleaners • Ammonia • Antifreeze Common Misconceptions About Hazardous Waste
• High pH drain cleaners • Windshield washer fluid
• Chlorinating solutions • Pesticides Retailers do not generate hazardous waste. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which is enforced by the EPA,
• Sulfuric acid-based drain cleaners • Rodent baits requires that all businesses properly dispose of any waste that is defined as hazardous. Although your waste material may appear
• Some dishwasher detergents • Brake fluid non-hazardous, it may in fact exhibit the characteristics of hazardous waste. Every item should be properly characterized, in order to
• Bleach-based cleaning products • Nicotine gum and patches determine the best route of disposal.
• Some wheel cleaners and rust removers
My store doesn’t generate enough hazardous waste to matter. An item’s status as a hazardous waste is not determined by volume
or quantity, but simply by whether hazardous characteristics are exhibited or not. The determination of whether an item is or is not
The StrongPak program is also available to manage Universal Wastes, including fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, small electronics
hazardous waste should be made by a trained professional, such as a StrongPak technician.
and TV/video displays. Individual states may add additional items to their Universal Waste list. Contact StrongPak for more information.
Store waste is better handled by returning it to the Distribution Center. Federal law dictates that once an item is declared waste
(i.e. it no longer has any value) it must be properly segregated, containerized, and transported according to DOT guidelines—on
properly permitted hazardous waste trucks and shipped using EPA hazardous waste manifests. In addition, hazardous waste must be
Total Retail Hazardous Waste Management Solutions consigned to an EPA-permitted hazardous waste facility.

Sustainability. Accountability. Compliance. The EPA only regulates manufacturers and large production facilities. EPA and related state agencies have the authority and duty to
enforce environmental compliance from all levels of business–including retail operations.
What Retailers Need to Know The StrongPak Solution
Retail establishments such as supermarkets, pharmacies, convenience stores, home improvement StrongPak offers retailers a turnkey retail hazardous waste compliance program. We create a
stores, automotive retailers, and large discount stores all generate some amount of hazardous custom program suited to your needs, and manage the mobilization, logistics, recycling, destruction,
waste. Whether it is a spilled bottle of bleach, a damaged aerosol can, a returned container of pool record keeping and final paperwork. The full scope of services offered by StrongPak include:
chemicals, or an expired over-the-counter drug—a business cannot allow any of these items to be
discarded into a dumpster or other landfill-bound waste stream. Waste Minimization and Program Assessment
StrongPak management will assess your current processes and recommend ways to minimize
The amount of hazardous waste generated at each retail location places it into one of three EPA
the amount of hazardous waste generated. We will then design a program that will meet your
hazardous waste generator categories: Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator, Small
specifications and complement your existing procedures.
Quantity Generator or Large Quantity Generator. Each category carries its own set of regulations.
Visit the StrongPak web site for more information about generator categories. On-Site Waste Characterization and Disposal
State and local government entities may place further restrictions on the disposal of retail waste. Regularly scheduled service calls are made by trained StrongPak technicians, who will properly
StrongPak offers you access to the knowledge and expertise needed to successfully comply with characterize and package your waste, and then ensure that it is transported to an EPA-permitted
all applicable local, state and federal regulations. Treatment, Storage, Disposal, and Recycling Facility (TSDRF) for proper disposal.
Many organizations and industries are developing corporate sustainability programs, in order to
Training Resources
reduce their environmental impact and make more efficient use of natural resources. Participation
Training materials such as reference posters and training packets are provided to your store and
in the StrongPak program can help you meet your sustainability goals.
distribution center personnel. On-site technicians will be available for “hands-on” training, including
specific training on non-compatible waste materials.
RCRA Hazardous Retail Waste Categories
On-Site Storage and Accumulation
Products deemed unsaleable at a retail establishment should be kept segregated from saleable merchandise. Each unsaleable item Specially designed StrongPak containers and leak proof StrongPak self-sealing plastic bags will
should then be identified as either returnable to the manufacturer, resold, able to be reused via donation, or as waste. When identified ensure safe, secure storage.
as waste, the item must be further classified as hazardous, regulated or non-hazardous, in compliance with EPA, DOT, DEA and
various State regulations. Since these determinations have significant consequences, it is best to have a trained waste management Reporting, Record Keeping and Compliance
technician make the decision. Below are a few examples of the many retail products that are potentially hazardous. StrongPak will ensure complete regulatory compliance and provide customized reporting for all
levels of management.
Flammables and Combustibles Reactives
• Lighters and lighter fluid • Hydrogen Peroxide The StrongPak Guarantee
• High-alcohol mouthwash • Two-part epoxy products StrongPak provides extraordinary value by providing complete regulatory compliance, top-notch
• Alcohol-based products • Hair coloring that contains service, competitive pricing, and an effective way to achieve corporate sustainability goals.
• Many automotive care products peroxides or other bleaches
• Paint thinners and solvents
• Products containing petroleum distillates
• Gas treatments and brake cleaners

Corrosives Toxics
• Toilet bowl cleaners • Ammonia • Antifreeze Common Misconceptions About Hazardous Waste
• High pH drain cleaners • Windshield washer fluid
• Chlorinating solutions • Pesticides Retailers do not generate hazardous waste. The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which is enforced by the EPA,
• Sulfuric acid-based drain cleaners • Rodent baits requires that all businesses properly dispose of any waste that is defined as hazardous. Although your waste material may appear
• Some dishwasher detergents • Brake fluid non-hazardous, it may in fact exhibit the characteristics of hazardous waste. Every item should be properly characterized, in order to
• Bleach-based cleaning products • Nicotine gum and patches determine the best route of disposal.
• Some wheel cleaners and rust removers
My store doesn’t generate enough hazardous waste to matter. An item’s status as a hazardous waste is not determined by volume
or quantity, but simply by whether hazardous characteristics are exhibited or not. The determination of whether an item is or is not
The StrongPak program is also available to manage Universal Wastes, including fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, small electronics
hazardous waste should be made by a trained professional, such as a StrongPak technician.
and TV/video displays. Individual states may add additional items to their Universal Waste list. Contact StrongPak for more information.
Store waste is better handled by returning it to the Distribution Center. Federal law dictates that once an item is declared waste
(i.e. it no longer has any value) it must be properly segregated, containerized, and transported according to DOT guidelines—on
properly permitted hazardous waste trucks and shipped using EPA hazardous waste manifests. In addition, hazardous waste must be
Total Retail Hazardous Waste Management Solutions consigned to an EPA-permitted hazardous waste facility.

Sustainability. Accountability. Compliance. The EPA only regulates manufacturers and large production facilities. EPA and related state agencies have the authority and duty to
enforce environmental compliance from all levels of business–including retail operations.
The Strong Difference
Our Technicians The StrongPak™ Retailers Guide to
• Regularly-scheduled service calls by our trained personnel.

Hazardous Waste Compliance


• Strong is committed and responsive to your retail waste management goals.
• Strong’s superior response and turn-around times are standard.
• We deliver a turnkey service, coordinating all initiating and reporting paperwork and secure transportation.

Knowledge
• Our nationwide network of partners and strategic alliances is second to none.
• Our highly trained professional staff is experienced in all facets of waste management and compliance.
• Staff training and certifications include CHMM, REM and HAZWOPER.
• We offer the best available technology and the most cost-effective solution to meet your requirements.

Credibility
• Superior past performance ratings.
• Pro-client indemnification provisions and $10,000,000 of liability insurance.
• Wide RCRA, EPA, DEA, ATF and DOT compliance experience coupled with professional commitment.
www.StrongPak.com
Experience
• StrongPak is a division of Strong Environmental, Inc. (a Stericycle company), which has managed hazardous, non-hazardous
and pharmaceutical wastes for more than 16 years, for a broad spectrum of Fortune 100 companies and international clients. supermarket
• Large project management, from national product recalls to servicing over 2,000 retail store locations from coast to coast.
pharmacy
• Proven track record with destruction of DEA controlled substances, recalls, returns and outdated product.
discount store
Regulatory Status
• Strong maintains all required registrations and permits for transporting and processing your wastes. warehouse
• Strong Environmental is licensed by the DEA as a Reverse Distributor for destruction and returns. automotive
• Since our primary mode of business is that of EPA- and DOT-related waste destruction, you can be assured of
knowledgeable compliance. home improvement

on-site waste characterization

dedicated logistics
The Single Source for Retail Hazardous Waste Management regulatory compliance
The One Source. The Most Services. The Best Choice. hazardous wastes

pharmaceutical wastes

non-hazardous wastes
www.StrongPak.com
experienced professionals

StrongPak™, a division of GSA Contract Number: GS-10F-0211S Staff Credentials: training resources
Strong Environmental, Inc., DEA Registration Number: RS0239219 CHMM recycling and sustainability
a Stericycle company EPA ID Number: GAR000004861 REM
6264 Crooked Creek Road DOT RSPA: 061706 550 029OQ CEA detailed reporting
Norcross, GA 30092 APHIS Compliance: 12-EL1-06 The trademarks and trade dress in this documented destruction
advertisement are the exclusive property
770.409.1500 770.409.1449 fax New Jersey A 901 of their respective owners and this

800.778.7664 DOT Special Permit Exemption: 13179


advertisement is not intended to convey
that any of these owners have approved disaster recovery
of this advertisement or are affiliated with
Strong Environmental Inc.™ or StrongPak™
Solutions@StrongServices.com in any way. pharmaceutical take back
© 2009 Stericycle, Inc. All rights reserved.