We understand the critical nature of hazardous waste disposal.

We perform hazardous waste disposal for industrial enterprises, municipalities, research laboratories, schools and universities, manufacturers and many commercial and non-profit enterprises. Critical expertise is needed to apply relevant EPA Waste Codes and to determine the disposal requirements for each waste. The basic steps in the disposal process are:

  • Characterization. Making accurate determination of the physical and chemical characteristics of the wastes is vital. For unknown wastes, sampling and testing will identify the appropriate disposal technologies.
  • Segregation and Consolidation. Small containers of chemicals known as “Lab Packs” are packaged together into drums for disposal. They must be segregated into groups according to their DOT hazard classes and disposal facility specific requirements. Then they can be packed into the smallest size of drum in consideration of cost.
  • Packaging. For large quantities of products, it can be cost-effective to consolidate into larger drums. This can be done safely once the identity of the items is known and there is stringent control over the process.
  • Labeling and Documentation. The containers must then be labeled according to DOT and EPA requirements. Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests, Land Disposal Restriction Notifications and Emergency Response Information are the major requirements for the documentation of waste shipments.
  • Shipping. Once the chemicals are segregated they are packed into appropriately sized containers, inventoried, labeled and staged for pick up. Each container will then be approved for acceptance by the disposal facility. We understand the imperatives for shipping by ground, air and sea, as well as the unique Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for shipping radioactive waste and materials.

You can trust us to assure that your program is compliant.

The regulation of hazardous waste is important to the protection of the environment and human health. Hazardous waste regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act includes materials that exhibit one or more of the following four hazardous traits: ignitability, reactivity, corrosiveness and toxicity. Under this mandate, the EPA developed strict requirements for all aspects of hazardous waste management including the treatment, transportation, storage, and disposal. In addition to these federal requirements, states may develop more stringent requirements that are broader in scope than the federal regulations. We handle disposal for the following materials:

  • Flammables (Waste Paints, Thinners, Adhesives)
  • Corrosives (Waste Acids, Caustics)
  • Oxidizers (Waste Peroxides and Reactives)
  • Toxic Wastes (Poisons, Metals & Other Listed Hazardous Wastes)
  • Non-Hazardous Wastes (Petroleum Contaminated Soils/Waste Oils & Oil Filters)
  • Special Waste (Batteries, Fluorescent Lamps, Asbestos, Mercury-Containing Instruments)
  • Lab Packs (Institutional & Laboratory Chemicals in small containers)
  • Pressurized Cylinders (Including Lecture Bottles and Aerosol Cans)
  • Low-Level Radioactive Waste (Hospital Waste, Instrument Sources & Depleted Uranium Counterweight)

“I have worked with Mr. Harvey on a professional basis regularly and intermittently over the past twenty years. Through Ron’s dedicated effort, responsible planning and respectful leadership; the projects were completed in an efficient and timely manner to the satisfaction of the customer. Mr. Harvey has demonstrated expert working knowledge of various applicable regulatory and environmental concerns, particularly EPA, TSCA, DOT and OSHA compliance issues.”

- Douglas Roshau, Project Manager, Advanced Environmental Solutions

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