August 26, 2019
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US Ecology is proud to announce it has once again partnered with the Retail Industry Leaders Association’s (RILA) Retail Environmental Compliance (REC) committee. With over 65 years of experience, US Ecology is a leading North American provider of environmental services and is equipped to provide complex waste management solutions and expertise. US Ecology provides collection, transportation, treatment, disposal and recycling of hazardous waste to national and regional supermarkets, distribution and fulfillment centers, pharmacies, home-improvement stores, discount chain stores, and commercial and government customers.

The Retail Environmental Compliance (REC) Committee is comprised of environmental professionals from America’s largest retailers, responsible for ensuring company compliance with federal environmental regulations such as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Department of Transportation (DOT) and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) rules and regulations, the Clean Air Act, and Clean Water Act. They may also lead or oversee compliance with the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), storage tank regulations, process safety management and green chemistry initiatives. The REC Committee meets regularly to benchmark best practices and discuss emerging issues.

As part of the sponsorship, US Ecology’s Vince Scheerer, Vice President of Business Development – National Programs, and Brian Lindman, Vice President of Environmental Compliance, attended the REC meeting in Austin, TX February 11-12th. US Ecology led a roundtable session focusing on understanding the intricacies and implications of the EPA’s new management standards for pharmaceutical hazardous waste rule. 

“The REC meeting this year was engaging and well attended,” said Scheerer. “These meetings are key in understanding the challenges our retail partners are facing in this shifting regulatory climate and allows US Ecology to continuously improve our offering to meet their needs.” 

“Our partnership with US Ecology is a natural fit as we both look to promote best practices in environmental management and help companies navigate the current compliance landscape,” said Andrew Sousa, Director of Environmental Programs at RILA. “We know our members value having US Ecology in the room for these important conversations and we look forward to collaborating in the year ahead.”  

US Ecology looks forward to continuing to serve as an industry leader, providing knowledge and solutions to help today’s retailers achieve compliance more efficiently.