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Macy’s Will Pay $1.6M for Unlawful Hazardous Waste Disposal at Its CA Stores

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Retail giant Macy’s has been ordered to pay $1.6 million for environmental violations across its 98 California stores, including three in Riverside County, according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office.

The settlement was announced this week in a lawsuit filed by district attorneys from 25 California counties and two city attorneys. The lawsuit alleged that instead of properly storing and disposing of hazardous waste at authorized hazardous waste facilities, Macy’s “illegally disposed of hazardous waste in regular trash bins and illegally transported it to local landfills, which are not permitted to receive such waste products,” according to the Riverside County District Attorney’s office.

The hazardous waste included batteries, electronic devices, ignitable liquids, and “other flammable, reactive, toxic, and corrosive materials.”


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