Contra Costa County Reaches Settlement With Ulta Beauty For Hazardous Waste Violations

September 20, 2021 10:42 am · 9 comments

Contra Costa County District Attorney Diana Becton announced that her office, together with 33 other California District Attorneys and City Attorneys, have reached a settlement for violations of hazardous waste regulations with Ulta Beauty that includes $752,000 of civil penalties, supplemental environmental projects, and costs.

Ulta has five stores in Contra Costa County and 161 facilities overall in California.

The settlement follows an investigation of Ulta stores’ improper storage, handling, and disposal of hazardous and other regulated waste and inadequate employee training, Becton said.

“Companies must be held responsible for business practices that pose a harm to the environment.,” according to Becton. “Ulta was cooperative throughout the investigation and in correcting the issues.”

Under the settlement, Ulta must pay $439,500 in civil penalties, $250,000 in costs and $62,500 in supplemental environmental projects. Defendants must also implement certain compliance assurance programs.

Obamavirus September 20, 2021 at 11:36 AM

Diana they are waiting for you to do something about the shoplifting down at Broadway Plaza
Can you make a media statement that you will no longer be shielding the perps and that you are working with the police and city to actually reduce the problem……

Chicken Little September 20, 2021 at 12:33 PM

Your desperate pleas have not fallen upon deaf ears. Starting Wednesday, all shoplifters will be required to show their vaccine cards before leaving the store with their loot.

WC September 20, 2021 at 12:37 PM

Soros DA: Let’s drive another company out of business!

Michael Langley September 20, 2021 at 4:32 PM

I doubt a company with $4.5 billion in annual revenues will be driven out of business by this settlement. However, the cession of poor disposal of hazardous waste benefits everyone.

Two Wheeler September 21, 2021 at 6:53 AM

Wow, a whole $4500 per store fine. What will they do???

Oh, Diana, after your nap at your desk, or your next unmasked party at your house during a lockdown, can you file some charges against some habitual thieves? maybe some murderers? And what’s up with the DV case against your stepson?

Ricardoh September 21, 2021 at 9:06 AM

What the heck were they throwing out?

Silva September 21, 2021 at 10:07 AM

Merchandise they sell to women who put it on every inch of their skin and their faces, trying to fit beauty standards they’ve been sold, or that their places of employment require them to wear, which has either expired or they’ll no longer stock. Most of that stuff really should come with health warning labels, but more importantly (to some) it’s found inside the bodies of fish and other wildlife.

Rob September 21, 2021 at 3:01 PM

@chicken little
Laughing so hard that’s ^^^^awesome hahaha

Graceful September 21, 2021 at 6:21 PM

what about all that biohazard waste in parking lots, gutters, parks…the discarded masks? for the worlds deadliest disease, these biohazard waste products are not being incinerated like other medical waste… this is of course tongue in cheek as the warnings on paper mask boxes even say they will not block viruses.

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