A Solution For California’s Growing Cannabis Waste Disposal Issues

by | Nov 15, 2018

Written by Chintan maisuria

Medical marijuana cultivation and manufacturing is one of the fastest growing industries in the United States right now. The cannabis industry in Monterey County and throughout California is projected to hit $3.7 billion by the end of 2018 and $5.1 billion in 2019. It is also estimated that the cannabis spending around the world will hit $57 billion by the end of 2027. By looking at these figures, we can conclude how fast and steady this industry is growing.

Unfortunately, the continuous growth of the cannabis industry also comes with an increasing number of issues regarding proper waste disposal. Unlike the typical waste materials, the hazardous cannabis wastes cannot be disposed of in the local landfill. You cannot even throw them away anywhere or burn them out perhaps. Because of its abundance, people in California can easily access trimmings, leftover cannabis scraps and other unused parts of the plant from dumpsters and plantation sites, and abusively use them for leisure.

Medical marijuana waste disposal concerns and solution

California is one of the largest cannabis markets in the US. Despite being legal, cannabis is still considered a highly addictive compound. Following the legalization of recreational marijuana in California, the state imposed strict rules and regulations with regards to medical marijuana cultivation and manufacturing (from conception to outcome) in order to address cannabis abuse and security concerns.

Before the businesses and growers can acquire a license to operate, they need to come up with a cannabis waste management plan first which should meet the waste disposal regulations set by the state. But with the limited options available, not all cannabis operators can meet the requirements.

Cannabis waste management is quite challenging. Bigger companies can opt for on-site composting. Though proven effective, this option is costly, making it impractical for small and medium scale operators. Fortunately, this is now considered a thing of the past. Thanks to some entrepreneurs who are willing to offer more affordable marijuana waste disposal solution.

Cannabis waste disposal has become an industry

Medical marijuana waste disposal is one of the significant concerns of cannabis distributors, retailers, cultivators, testing labs, and manufacturers. It is for this reason why there are now a few companies in the United States that offer specialized marijuana waste disposal services.

Dealing with a large volume of potential waste products generated from cannabis cultivation and processing is a serious undertaking, and it requires more attention than handling general trash. However, this growing problem also provides a huge income potential for entrepreneurs. This is one of the primary reasons why cannabis waste disposal has become an industry.

The waste disposal companies offer an affordable, effective, and quick solution to the growing marijuana waste disposal problems. Today, even small and medium scale cannabis distributors, testing labs, retailers, cultivators, and manufacturers can be able to avail of the services offered by these companies.

Apart from waste management services, waste disposal companies also provide written, site-specific waste management plans as well as environmental and industrial hygiene consulting services.

They can help you manage all forms of cannabis wastes and byproducts as per State Regulations. Cannabis operators no longer have to worry about how they can properly dispose of their cannabis wastes and even about whether they have violated the state’s strict cannabis waste disposal regulations or not. This gives you the opportunity to focus more on the daily operation of your business.

Company affiliations and bio:

Gaiaca is a licensed and permitted cannabis waste revitalization company. Gaiaca provides Waste Management Services, Environmental Consulting & Industrial Hygiene, consulting, transportation, processing and disposal services for the cannabis industry. Gaiaca strives to be the industry leader in responsible, compliant, and environmentally conscience cannabis waste revitalization. Our goal is to provide a comprehensive waste collection service, allowing our customers to operate at their full potential.

For more please go through: https://gaiaca.com/