Home Depot's parent organization was ordered to pay $27.8 million to the province of California and a few other southern California governments in a civil agreement for issues with hazardous waste disposal practices and customer records that were not discarded correctly.
The Riverside “Environmental Protection Team” of the County Prosecutor and regulators all through the state-led an assessment of 45 waste compactors belonging to 32 Home Depot stores in the time frame of 2013 and 2015.
They discovered the waste was discarded improperly, including pesticides, solvents, batteries and other poisonous materials. The 45 compactors also contained customer records that had names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses. The records had not been shredded or disposed of properly, as per a statement from the prosecuting attorneys’ office.
Home Depot has made strides towards compliance with environmentally friendly waste disposal practices and appropriate disposal of customer documents.
The case was documented a month ago in Alameda County, and the agreement includes $1.8 million in fines and civil costs; $2.5 million to back eco-friendly protection projects, and a cost of in any event $6.8 million from Home Depot to meet natural principles that surpass consistence prerequisites.
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