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Grow Room Waste

How to Properly Dispose of It

A gloved hand is supporting the leaf of a cannabis plant.As states across the country continue to legalize marijuana, both medical and recreational, cannabis businesses are tasked with understanding the local laws and federal mandates to ensure they are in compliance, as well as to protect people and the environment from any risks associated with accidental exposure. Here’s a quick look at proper disposal of grow room waste.

Grow Room Waste: What is it?

Although most cannabis growers understand the rules when it comes to disposal of medical waste from cannabis, grow room waste is sometimes not considered when implementing their medical waste disposal processes. The fact is, grow room waste can be just as dangerous as other waste generated in a cannabis business. Grow room waste includes the following:

  • Growing materials
  • Dirt
  • Sponges
  • Items used for cultivation
  • Trimmings
  • Unused plant sections
  • Materials that come in contact with cannabis during production

All Waste Generated On-Site is Subject to Regulations

Any and all waste generated at a cannabis facility, including grown room waste, must be disposed of properly. This included cannabis cultivation facilities, production facilities, retail stores, dispensaries, testing facilities and other similar organizations. And although cannabis waste is often perceived as organic material, it is still regulated and businesses in the industry must follow state and local mandates to protect themselves from violations and fines.

Cannabis Businesses Must Safely Dispose of Waste

With more and more states legalizing marijuana, it’s crucial that new cannabis facilities entering the industry understand and implement safe disposal policies. Some medical marijuana facilities generate thousands of pounds of medical waste per month–and therefore, those participating in this burgeoning industry must be aware of the proper way to dispose of waste.

Although the laws vary from state to state, it’s crucial that all cannabis businesses understand and follow their local mandates when it comes to grow room waste, as well as all medical waste generated in their facility.

All Points Medical Waste is a family-owned and operated company located in Stuart, Florida. We provide full service medical waste disposal to businesses across Southeast Florida, from Broward and Palm Beach Counties all the way to Okeechobee County. Give us a call today or complete the form on this page to get a quick quote.

Dawn Connelly

Dawn is the vice president of All Points Medical Waste. All Points Medical Waste is a family-owned and operated medical waste disposal and compliance company that has been serving the Treasure Coast, Palm Beaches, and surrounding areas since 1994.
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