Quest Expands Retail Hazardous Waste Program

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

March 9, 2015

1 Min Read
Quest Expands Retail Hazardous Waste Program

Quest Resource Management Group LLC has expanded its retail hazardous waste program.

Quest, part of Frisco, Texas-based Quest Resource Holding Corp. that also operates Earth911, added a national retail account with more than 12,000 company-owned stores. Also, Quest said in a news release two existing Quest customers added the service to their contract, bringing another 1,200 locations to the Quest hazardous waste program.

The recycling and environmental management firm said regulatory changes in several states have increased emphasis on hazardous waste management for small-quantity generators and the conditionally exempt. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and other governmental agencies are focusing on how retailers handle waste that may be defective, damaged or recalled.

Those items may include household cleaning products, batteries, aerosols, paints/paint removers, pharmaceuticals/medications and other potentially hazardous items.

"Our hazardous waste program represents a significant opportunity for Quest to provide large retailers support as they develop more extensive waste compliance programs and take steps to minimize their ecological footprint," said Brian Dick, president and CEO of Quest Resource Holding.

The expansion brings the total number of client locations for Quest to more than 32,000.




About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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