your environmental partner
When it comes to environmental regulations, one industry that has to deal with a variety of considerations is the recycling industry. RMA has been on-site and helped to fully permit numerous recycling facilities of all shapes and sizes.
Recycling is at the heart of most environmentally friendly activities, but owning and operating a recycling facility comes with its own set of environmental needs. The combination of outdoor facilities and recycled items with environmentally harmful components means that proper regulation is paramount. Permits, reporting, and more are necessary to keep your recycling facility operating in tip top shape. Running your recycling facility can be a lot of work even without worrying about environmental compliance, so it's important to have a partner you can trust to help you through it all.
Resource Management Associates is that partner you've been looking for. Our team has decades of experience getting recycling facilities just like yours into compliance. We don't just guide you through the process, we do it for you. Figuring out complex permits and navigating all things compliance can be confusing and cumbersome, but we make sure that the entire experience is as painless for you and your facility as possible. We are available and able to answer any questions you may have before, during, or after any services you may require. Transparency is a priority for our team so you can rest easy knowing you'll always be informed.
No matter the type of recycling facility you may be operating—be it wood, metal, consumer electronics or even a simple compost operation we're able to help, so don't be afraid to reach out.
Facilities, processes, and equipment can all require an air permit, depending on numerous factors.
Establish a baseline and find out where your organization stands with regard to environmental regulatory compliance.
With expiration dates, complex reporting information, and other long term responsibilities, handling environmental compliance can be tricky without a program in place. An EMS helps you do just that.
When a consultant just won't cut it, the placement of a dedicated external environmental professional can help get your organization on track.
Many regulations require annual environmental training at a MINIMUM, from NPDES Stormwater Permits to SPCC Plans and more.
Learn about NPDES Industrial Stormwater Permits and how they apply to your operations.
A Phase I ESA can help protect you from environmental liabilities, and expensive clean-up/remediation costs.
SPCC Plans are designed to help keep your organization, staff, and the environment safe from oil spills and leaks.
Sustainability means different things to different organiations. How can we help you take that next step?
An annual reporting requirement for the storage of hazardous materials on-site in order to keep first responders and your operation safe in an emergency.
Most operations in the United States subject to environmental regulations should focus on regulations coming from the Federal government, their respective state environmental agency, and any local agencies (regional, county, or city). However, additional concerns outside of the realm of environmental regulations, such as Environmental Justice issues, can impact facilities in areas where no other regulations might apply. Also bear in mind that regulators at any level, from the Federal government to your local community, can, within reason, visit your facility or ask for a demonstration of compliance, especially when it comes to obtaining new permits, renewals, facility construction, modification, expansion, etc.
Getting into compliance is like buying a car - how much you'll spend depends on what you need. For locations with few regulatory concerns, environmental compliance can be a cheap and easy thing. For large, complex operations, environmental compliance could cost a small fortune. There's different ways of looking at it too, from regulatory fees paid to government agencies, to the costs of hiring consultants or other outside help, to facility modifications, ongoing compliance tasks, and more.
Just like the price, the timeframe all depends. Some compliance concerns can be identified, the proper paperwork filled out in a few hours, and once you mail that documentation out, you're "in compliance" with environmental regulations. Other regulatory concerns take months to years to apply for, revise, and ultimately get permits and approvals. Again, smaller, simpler operations tend to be able to get into compliance very quickly, while larger, more complex facilities will take much, much longer.
By taking care of this environmental "stuff" so you can focus on your business! Here at RMA we are experts in environmental regulatory and sustainability concerns, so we come full of knowledge and know-how, ready to assess your situation, provide guidance, and take steps to get you into compliance. We are self-sufficient, business-friendly, environmental experts who can handle your environmental concerns with ease, professionalism, and an eye on results, regardless of where you're located.