The Hazardous Waste Business

In 2016 almost 30 thousand tons of hazardous waste was processed in Costa Rica, in a market where there are 33 agents, 576 generators and 25 transport companies.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Data from the 2016 report: "Management System for Hazardous Solid Waste (SIGREP by its initials in Spanish)" by the MINAE indicate that among the main hazardous wastes processed in the country are used car oils, paints, solvents, and sludge and slag from industrial furnaces.

From the 2016 SIGREP report: 

Main conclusions of 2016 SIGREP 

• A total of 28 928 955.57 kg of hazardous waste received.  
• The province with the largest amount of hazardous waste was Guanacaste with 63.98% of the waste for 2016.  
• The canton with the highest amount of hazardous waste was Abangares with 63.98% of the waste for 2016.  
• 33 agents, 576 generators and 25 hazardous waste transport companies were registered. 
• There was a total of 7581 notifications for the transport hazardous waste.

See full report (In Spanish) 

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