RCRA Training and Materials

Hazardous Waste Management for Retail Food Stores and Pharmacies

The training materials and other resources that are accessible by clicking the links below are provided by the FIA to assist members with proper management of hazardous and universal waste in accordance with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA).

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) has identified potentially significant compliance issues with the management of RCRA hazardous waste at retail food stores and pharmacies. As a result, the Department has worked cooperatively with the FIA and other business associations to develop an Environmental Audit Incentive Program that is tailored to meet the industries needs and is designed to foster industry-wide compliance while avoiding the penalties associated with enforcement actions. Information on the NYSDEC Environmental Audit Incentive Program and a voluntary Pharmaceutical Take-back Program can also be accessed via the links below.