Universal, Non-Hazardous & Hazardous Waste Disposal Services
Use the links on the left to find out more information for the appropriate waste disposal.
- Hazardous Waste Disposal
- Ballast Recycling / Disposal
- Fluorescent Bulb Recycling / Disposal
- Transformer Recycling / Disposal
- Computer Recycling
- Chemical Waste Disposal
- Battery Recycling / Disposal
- Lead Paint and PCB Caulk Management
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Facility Managed Hazardous Waste Types A wide range of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes are being generated by a myriad of industries all over the country. Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. (EET) is in close contact with the needs and mandates of the various regulatory agencies by servicing a broad spectrum of clients. Using this information we are constantly upgrading and expanding the capabilities of our operation to provide the most effective, environmentally sound, and lawful hazardous waste management possible.
EET can provide disposal for a variety of waste materials. A Waste Profile must be completed and submitted with any applicable analytical information. In cases where a sample is needed, EET can provide testing.
Once the waste has been accepted by the disposal site, it can be scheduled for pick-up by our permitted hauler.
Among the hazardous waste types Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. can provide disposal for are:
- PCB & Non PCB Ballasts
- Solvents / Paint
- Oil/Water Mixtures
- Flammable Liquids Lab Packs
- Non Hazardous Industrial Waste
- Fluorescent and Mercury Vapor Lamps
- Lead / Lead Contaminated Items
- Oils and Oil Emulsions
- Waste Waters
- Solvents/Water Mixtures
- Flammable Solids
- Contaminated Soils
- Cleaning Compounds
These materials are accepted in both bulk and drums. Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. will consider other hazardous waste types as requested by industry generators
Ballast Recycling / Disposal
Eastern Environmental Technologies will help you lighten the burden of PCB BALLAST RECYCLING
Does your fluorescent light ballast contain PCB’s?
Before EPA banned the manufacture of PCB’s in 1978, PCBs were used in the manufacturing of fluorescent light ballasts. The use of PCB’s in ballasts manufactured prior to 1978 was not regulated by the EPA. All light ballasts manufactured since 1978 which do not contain PCBs should be marked by the manufacturer with the statement “No PCB’s”. For those manufactured prior to that time , or for those ballasts which contain no statement regarding PCB content, you should assume that they do contain PCB’s. If the ballast does contain PCBs, it is located inside the small capacitor. There would be approximately 1 to 101/2 ounces of PCB fluid in the capacitor itself. If the ballast fails, the capacitor may break open, allowing the PCB oil to drip out of the fixture. The capacitor does not always leak when the ballast fails, but when it does happen, measures should be taken to limit or avoid personal exposure.
Why are PCBs harmful to our human health and the environment?
PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) belong to a broad family of organic chemicals known as chlorinated hydrocarbons. PCBs are produced by the combination of one or more chlorine atoms and biphenyl molecules. Virtually all PCBs in existence today have been synthetically manufactured.
PCBs range in consistency from heavy oily liquids to waxy solids. Prior to 1979 PCBs were widely used in electrical equipment such as transformers, capacitors, switches, and ballasts.
According to EPA, exposure to PCBs can cause chloracne (a painful disfiguring skin illness), nausea, dizziness, eye irritation and bronchitis. Ingestion of PCBs can cause liver damage and digestion problems.
Eastern Environmental Technologies is a ballast recycler and can provide any service to you and your customers related to the disposal of your PCB contaminated ballasts.
Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. will provide complete management and assist you with all activities associated with ongoing ballast removal and disposal activities such as:
- Provide personalized door to door pick-up at any designated facility.
- Provide disposal of all PCB waste associated with the ballasts removed from these facilities.
- Assume all responsibilities and liabilities related to providing this ballast disposal service.
- Comply with all state and federal regulations.
- Provide ballast services and transactions that shall be conducted within existing TSCA, EPA, DOT, DEP, and ICC mandates.
- Pick-up the drums of ballasts, recycle the metals and arrange for the proper delivery to an approved disposal facility.
All Recycling Procedures Are Environmentally Sound!
PACKING AND LABELING
1. All PCB waste must be packaged in accordance with EPA and DOT regulations. Proper packaging and identification of waste is essential for compliance and safety of our personnel.
2. Solids must be shipped in open top 1A2 spec drums.
3. Liquids must be shipped in closed top DOT 17-E spec drums.
4. Marking must include the DOT shipping name
5. All drummed solid debris for landfill must be 90% full.
6. Any leaking or damaged containers must be overpacked.
7. Closed top drums must have both bungs in place and tightly closed.
8. 85 gallon open top drums may be used only as overpacks and not as dedicated containers for debris, ballasts, or sludge.
9. Open top drums must have a gasket between drum and lid, a usable sealing ring in place and tightened securely.
10. Only one type of material may be placed in a container, no mixing of waste streams.
The following items must have PCB (ML) labels: PCB containers, capacitors, transformers, article containers, contaminated liquids (50 to 500 PPM) and transport vehicles.
Each container must be clearly and indelibly marked with the following:
a) Date of removal from service for disposal.
b) Unique Identification Number.
c) Generator name and description of material.
PCB FLUORESCENT LIGHT BALLAST DISPOSAL / RECYCLING PROCESS
1. Site delivery of DOT approved 55 gallon 17 H 1A2 reconditioned steel drums with lid, sealing ring and gasket.
2. All ballasts will move on Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifests, specific state manifests, or a Bill of Lading, in compliance with all local, state, and federal mandates.
3. Any leaking ballasts will be identified and contained in plastic from other non-leaking ballasts. EET accepts leaking ballasts as an accommodation and they are immediately transshipped whole and intact to a US EPA permitted disposal facility and are not processed in any way.
4. Upon receipt of drums at our facility, the ballasts are scheduled for PCB capacitor and potting tar separation while the remaining metal is recycled.
5. The PCB contaminated material is then shipped by Haz Mat carrier to a PCB permitted disposal facility for final disposal.
6. “Complete Computerized Tracking” is to be provided for recording all drum movement, from initial contact to disposal.
7. Final manifestation and a Certificate of Destruction will be provided upon request.
8. Eastern Environmental Technologies, Incorporated (EET) warrants that they have no current violations with any local, state, or federal agencies.
9. All workmanship is guaranteed to be handled in a professional, safe, and legal manner.
FAQ's ABOUT PCB's
What are PCBs
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are synthetic chemical compounds consisting of chlorine, carbon and hydrogen. First synthesized in 1881, PCBs are relatively fire-resistant, very stable, do not conduct electricity and have low volatility at normal temperatures. These and other properties have made them desirable components in a wide range of industrial and consumer products. Some of the same properties make PCBs environmentally hazardous — especially their extreme resistance to chemical and biological breakdown by natural processes in the environment. PCBs are also know by their various brand names which include Aroclor, Pyranol, Interteen, and Hyvol.
PCB mixtures are usually light coloured liquids that feel like thick, oily molasses. However, some PCB compounds form sticky, yellow liquids or a brittle gum ranging in colour from amber to black. PCBs are soluble in most organic solvents but are most insoluble in water, so when added to it they sink to the bottom.
Most PCBs are non-volatile at normal temperatures (i.e., below 40 C). However, overheating of electrical equipment containing PCBs can produce emissions of irritating vapours. PCBs are completely destroyed only under extreme heat (over 1100 C) or in the presence of certain combinations of chemical agents and heat.
Where do PCBs come from?
Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a prominent group of chemicals within a class of synthetic substances known collectively as chlorinated organic compounds. All of the PCBs that were produced in North America came from a single manufacturer, Monsanto Company in the United States.
How were PCBs used?
Commercial production of PCBs began in the United States in 1929 in response to the electrical industry’s need for a safer cooling and insulating fluid for industrial transformers and capacitors. This has been the major use for PCBs in Canada. Until other uses were banned in 1977 and 1980, PCBs were also used as hydraulic fluids; as surface coatings for carbonless copy paper; as plasticizers in sealants, caulkings, synthetic resins, rubbers, paints, waxes, and asphalts; and as flame retardants in lubricating oils.
What is the history of the PCB problem?
For the first 25 years of their use, few concerns were raised about any negative impacts of PCB compounds. In the late 1960s, however, the discovery of PCBs in birds in Sweden and the poisoning of 1200 people by rice oil containing PCBs in Japan both focused public attention on the problem. By 1972, scientific evidence suggested that PCBs posed a serious potential hazard to the environment and to human health. While both the manufacture and most non-electrical uses of PCBs were banned in Canada in 1977, the 1985 accidental spill of PCBs being transported near Kenora, Ontario, has again raised public concern – this time over the safe transport and disposal of this hazardous material.
How have PCBs entered the environment?
Ironically, one of the properties of PCBs which most contributed to their widespread industrial use – their chemical stability – is also one of the properties which causes the greatest amount of environmental concern. This unusual persistence coupled with its tendency to accumulate in living organisms, means that PCBs are stored and concentrated in the environment. This bioaccumulation raise concern because of the wide dispersal of PCBs in the global environment and the potential adverse effects they can have on various organisms, including humans.
What are the health effects of PCBs?
While there have been many laboratory experiments and other studies which have tried to determine the full health effects of PCBs on humans, none has been definitive. As a result, even expert opinion varies significantly on this subject. Scientists generally agree it is unlikely that serious injury would result from short-term low-level exposure to PCBs. However, most are concerned about possible adverse health effects of long-term exposure to even low concentrations of these substances. PCBs can enter the body through skin contact, by the inhalation of vapours or by ingestion of food containing PCB residues.
The most commonly observed health effect from extensive exposure to PCBs is chloracne, a painful and disfiguring skin condition, similar to adolescent acne. Liver damage can also result. People who might be exposed to PCBs include those servicing some types of electrical equipment, maintenance workers who clean up spills or leaks of PCB fluids, employees of scrap metal or salvage companies, and waste collection workers.
What are the substitutes for PCBs?
Safer alternatives have been found to take the place of PCBs in all their previous applications. As PCB-filled transformers come to the end of their service life, they are being replaced either with dry-type transformers (for smaller sizes only) or with transformers containing an approved dielectric fluid, such as silicone oils or transformer-grade mineral oil.
What safe destruction technologies are available?
Virtually everyone agrees that the only long-term solution to the PCB problem is to destroy the remaining volume of the chemical not yet dispersed in the environment. The best, most widely used and proven technology for destroying PCBs is high temperature incineration (greater than 1200 C for two seconds dwell time). Properly done, this has been shown to destroy PCBs at an efficiency of 99.9999 percent, leaving an inorganic ash. Smoke stack “scrubbers” are used to remove the hydrogen chloride gas and other compounds which can be formed as by-products of combustion.
Alternatives to incineration include chemical treatment for mineral oils to destroy low levels of PCBs and bacterial treatment. Chemical treatment methods are well developed and used commercially.
Taken from “The PCB Story,” Canadian Council of Resource and Environment Ministers, Toronto, Ontario, 1986.
Fluorescent Bulb Recycling / Disposal
Fluorescent Bulb Recycling / Disposal Process:
The Phosphor found inside fluorescent lamps – not only the familiar tubes, but the new “energy saver” lamps designed to replace conventional incandescent light bulbs – contains mercury. For that reason, used fluorescent lamps need to be handled and disposed of carefully. When one breaks or implodes, it releases mercury into the air and anyone nearby may be exposed to the vapors.
Why should I be concerned about mercury?
Mercury is toxic to the human nervous system. Chronic breathing of mercury vapors can cause a range of physical symptoms, including inability to coordinate body movement and impairment of hearing, speech and vision. Exposure to mercury in other forms can lead to skin rashes and kidney damage.
Under certain conditions, fluorescent lamps burned in waste-to-energy plants can release mercury to the air and water. Not even the best pollution control devices can capture all of the mercury all of the time
Mercury in the water “bioaccumulates” – that is, it builds up in concentration over time. For instance, in the tissue of fish, it makes them less healthy to eat frequently. Pregnant women who eat contaminated fish can pass mercury to their unborn children.
Upgrading a lighting system involves the removal and disposal of lamps and ballasts. Fluorescent lamps generated from these energy upgrades may be considered hazardous waste. Determining whether a waste is hazardous is the responsibility of the generator through “knowledge of the product” or the toxicity test (TCLP). Most fluorescent lamps fail the toxicity test (TCLP) for mercury and must be managed properly. Fluorescent lamps, when disposed, must meet the specified treatment standards under the land disposal restriction and certain states have policies in place to assure spent fluorescent lamps are being handled properly.
Recycling is a viable option for the proper handling of fluorescent lamps and can reduce the risk of future financial liability associated with hazardous waste. An effective lamp recycling program will not only protect a generator’s long-term interest, but will also contribute to waste minimization efforts already in place.
Eastern Environmental Technologies, Incorporated (EET) offers fluorescent lamp recycling advice to a broad range of companies, institutions, and municipalities throughout the United States. EET utilizes innovative European developed lamp recycling equipment which provides virtually 100% recycling, the method most preferred by federal, state, and local regulators.
The process produces aluminum end-caps, clean glass and mercury/phosphor powder, which are sent for reclamation. All “end product” facilities are audited and approved to utilize these material in the process.
EET can recommend a fluorescent lamp and ballast recycling program for you, as well as coordinate packaging, tracking, and transportation.
FLUORESCENT LAMP RECYCLING – MAINTENANCE PROGRAM
Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. has found that there is a growing interest in a program for the proper disposal of used fluorescent lamps generated through normal replacement of bulbs. To meet this growing demand, we have instituted a quality recycling program that eliminates the risk to the environment associated with the improper disposal of fluorescent bulbs.
1. Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. will arrange delivery of 25 boxes to your facility. Each box will hold approximately 45 lamps, T-12 size. If lamps are T-8 size, boxes will hold approximately 85 to 90 lamps.
2. When boxes are filled, place 18 boxes on a skid, shrink wrap and call or fax for pick-up. All types of lamps except 8 foot lamps should be handled this way. Eightfoot boxes need not be on skids if the quantity is ten boxes or below. These may be picked up as loose boxes.
3. Additional boxes will be delivered as needed.
4. Upon receipt of payment, a Certificate of Recycling will be issued to the Generator.
EET will co-ordinate all lamp pick-ups and administer the proper paperwork to assure the program complies with all regulations. An environmentally sound and cost effective solution for the disposal of your lighting maintenance wastes will not only protect the generator’s long term interest, but will also contribute to waste minimization efforts already in place.
Transformer Recycling / Disposal
Transformer Recycling and Transformer Disposal Capabilities Statement
Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. has a strategic alliance with transformer recycling and disposal companies nationwide. Operational capabilities for handling PCB contaminated materials from levels greater than 1 ppm and exceeding 500 ppm include the following: (1) total electrical equipment and oil tank disposal, (2) complete PCB disposal services, (3) PCB analysis, (4) full transportation services and (5) oil storage and disposal. Our operational facilities enable us to clean and process transformers and all metals contaminated with PCBs in each EPA classification.
Many companies today are vulnerable to potentially high tangible and intangible costs which can result from the utilization of outmoded methods to dispose of electrical equipment and wastes. EET’s commitment to protect our communities from dangerous pollutants is one which is not taken lightly. It is, therefore, our guarantee that when a company chooses our environmentally engineered services to handle its disposal needs, the “cradle-to-grave” liability is never compromised.
Eastern Environmental works only with companies that care about our environment and have developed a specialized technology in the disassembly and disposal of transformers and other oil filled electrical equipment. EET offers the marketplace a turnkey service including sampling, testing, pumping, transportation and disposal of PCB products.
Eastern Environmental also has the capabilities to provide project management for cost effective, environmentally safe and lawful disposal of PCB and Non-PCB contaminated transformers. Disposal of all PCB material will be in full compliance with Federal Register 40 CFR 761.60 requirements and updated state laws.
Federal regulations require a Generator/Owner to obtain, if they do not have, and EPA Identification Number for disposal of PCB materials. EET can assist the Owner/Generator to secure this ID number.
Based on site and equipment specific circumstances, transformers will be shipped either full or empty to the appropriate disposal site(s). Only EPA permitted facilities and approved DOT transportation equipment with secondary containment will be utilized. Waste transporters (non-hazardous and/or hazardous) will be fully insured for pollution liability and/or general automobile liability coverage. All vehicles utilized maintain all federal, state and local permits for transporting hazardous and/or non-hazardous waste. Drivers and personnel are trained in the handling of oil filled electrical equipment and in all pertinent regulations related to the DOT approved transportation of such items.
Disposal of PCB contaminated oil may be via chemical detoxification or via incineration. Transformer disposal is preceded by dismantling of the equipment and the separation of cleanable and recyclable components. Metallic components are solvent cleaned to levels specified by the EPA until regarded as “Non-PCB” to enable recycling into commerce.
Owners/Generators should note that while drained transformer carcasses less than 500 ppm PCB may not be regulated, handling and disposal of all fluids greater than 50 ppm are regulated.
Disposal and destruction of PCBs, either in the original fluid or in residual fluids from the metal decontamination process is confirmed to the Owner/Generator by Certificate of Destruction.
Through the strategic alliance arrangement Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. has created, we are able to offer a combination of recycling and total destruction for all EPA categories of transformers. This network provides our customers with the safest, most economical options in the disposal of PCB and Non-PCB electrical equipment.
Old Computers are New Problems for Landfills…SO RECYCLE THEM!
At home, work, school and even on airplanes, Americans love their computers. Millions of people surf the internet and send and receive email daily. To keep up with consumer expectations, computer manufacturers are constantly developing faster, smarter and cheaper machines. Industry experts say that a new generation of computer technology is born every 18 months, and users are looking for the latest software and hardware.
In 1996, Americans purchased about 25 million computers, a 21 percent increase over 1995 sales. And with the 21st century here, computer sales increased even more as people tried to avoid the cost of upgrading their old computers to solve the expected year 2000 problems.
Rapid innovation in computer hardware is dramatically cutting the cost and useful life of modern computers, creating a national solid waste problem in the process. Computers are more than just clunky trash; they’re loaded with toxic substances like lead, cadmium, mercury and chromium that can leach into soil and contaminate groundwater.
What happens to the old computers left in the wake of the latest speed demons?
A study at Carnegie Mellon University estimates that 12 million to 14 million computers are discarded annually in the United States. Beyond those estimates, many old computers are being stored in empty offices, classrooms and attics. Some people have a difficult time parting with older machines, having invested a large sum of money in them. But when the day rolls around to gel rid of unwanted computer components, it is important to understand the regulations involved. It’s not as simple as calling your local waste hauler for an extra dumpster.
Old computer equipment such as monitors, keyboards, central processing units (CPU’s) printers, mice, etc.–must be specially managed since their printed circuit boards and cathode ray tubes (CRT’s) contain toxic metals. The toxic metal concentration in circuit boards and CRT’s may exceed federal and state hazardous waste limits. The amount of lead in CRT’s (to protect the user from radiation) is usually about five pounds or 25 percent by weight. Circuit boards typically contain cadmium, mercury and chromium. The package is housed in brominated, flame-retardant plastic.
Because of their toxic metal content, old computers can be subject to full hazardous waste regulation if they are not reused or if metals are not reclaimed from them for reuse. Businesses and institutions are not permitted to dispose of waste computers in solid waste landfills or incinerators, if the toxic metal content exceeds the hazardous waste limits. Otherwise, the toxic metal could contaminate the environment and cause health problems.
In some states, household computers are subject to hazardous waste regulation, if they are managed separately from the rest of the household waste. Note that local ordinances or waste management company business practices may ban disposal of household computers in solid waste landfills or incinerators, even if they are disposed with the rest of the household’s waste.
If you’re a business or institution, sitting on a pile of old computers, the recycling can help you manage your old computers in an environmentally safe manner. Increased computer reuse and recycling should reduce heavy metal contamination of the environment and reduce the burden on businesses and institutions to manage old computers as fully regulated hazardous waste. By recycling, a business or institution may recover some of its original capital investment by qualifying for a tax deduction.
EET can assist any company or organization by implementing a computer recycling program to fit all of the companies individual needs.
EET takes responsibility into our hands and off yours by safe guarding your business institutions interests in a computer equipment recycling program.
EET assures all regulatory requirements are met, all environmental health and safety standards are met and the legal recycling and disposal of all recovered material is handled properly.
Chemical Waste Disposal
Chemical and Waste Management Process:
Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. is a leading provider of chemical and environmental waste management services.
Using one single source for your environmental and waste management needs saves money and delivers improved operating efficiencies by reducing the burden of managing multiple vendors.
Our Lab Packing services include identifying unknowns, packing in accordance with D.O.T. regulations and transporting to an approved disposal facility. Our OSHA, RCRA and DOT trained personnel are extremely capable and are able to handle all phases of your disposal needs.
In the current era of concern for protection of the environment, as well as increased regulations and sophistication in waste material, Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc. remains dedicated to its policy of providing efficient, economical and environmentally correct solutions to the hazardous waste management of your company’s waste.
Let EET set up a program for you today!
Battery Recycling / Disposal
EET is happy to respond to your request for information on the capabilities at our facility to recycle batteries. We use a leading recycler of metal bearing wastes in North America will be the final disposal facility.
In 1995, approximately 70,000 tons of nickel, chromium and iron bearing wastes including 2,500 tons of nickel containing batteries were recycled. This resulted in the production of over 23,000 tons of stainless steel remelt alloy.
This facility is a permitted TSC (EPA I.D. PAD-087561015) secondary metals reclamation facility which actively reclaims nickel, chromium and iron from hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. As part of the technology, the process uses the only smelting furnace in North America dedicated to the recovery of nickel, chrome and iron while producing a stainless steel remelt alloy used by virtually all of the U.S. specialty steel manufacturers, plus customers in Canada, Europe and Japan.
On December 29, 1995, it began recovery of cadmium from spent nickel-cadmium batteries at the first and only production facility of its kind in North America. The recovered cadmium metal, which is at a minimum, 99.95% pure, will be used by manufacturers of Ni-Cad batteries.
Being a true reclaimer and recycler who has been in operation since 1978, all state and federal requirements for insurance are met, while providing an environmentally sound approach to the processing and reclaiming of valuable metals.
LEAD ACID BATTERIES
The restrictions governing the recycling disposal of lead-acid batteries are often complicated. What’s more, the regulations are constantly changing and expanding. Today there are more than 12,000 pages of federal environmental regulations, plus numerous state and local municipal regulations and statutes that are more stringent than federal. However, one point is clear throughout; once a battery is purchased, it is the owner, not the manufacturer, who is liable and responsible for the proper disposal of the battery.
The law says that when you generate a Universal Waste, including a spent lead-acid battery, you are responsible for it from “cradle to grave”. This means that if your lead-acid battery is disposed of improperly, such as dumped in a landfill or is shipped to a scrap dealer and is not properly handled, YOU may be held responsible for any environmental damage which occurs.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the only acceptable methods for battery disposal involve “thermal recovery” or recycling of the hazardous substances in batteries. It is illegal to dispose of batteries and lead parts in any other manner. There are also applicable Department of Transportation (DOT) guidelines regarding the shipping of Universal Waste including lead-acid batteries.
We’re here to help. Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc, (EET) interprets and makes sense of the laws. More importantly, we give you security and confidence. With our program you are assured that your spent lead-acid batteries are being managed and handled in accordance with federal and state regulations.
The Eastern Environmental Technologies, Inc., Battery Recycling Program.
EET’s comprehensive lead-acid battery recycling program is environmentally friendly and is part of our nationwide service package.
One more thing: While some other companies may claim to be able to “indemnify” you against Superfund liability you should know that these statements may be misleading and are not condoned by EET. The battery recycling program chosen by EET does however, ensure that you are in full compliance with all EPA, DOT, and or federal and state regulations.
Furthermore, our program is flexible enough to meet all your logistical needs. EET will pick up your spent lead-acid batteries and dispose of them in an environmentally safe manner.
With our program, you can also recycle lead-acid batteries in any quantity or mix – regardless of size or manufacturer. In other words, our program can be a focal point for your entire battery disposal needs.
To protect all parties involved, we go one step further than the regulations call for by providing complete documentation including a Recycling Certificate. We strongly believe in our customers and in our environment and we’ll do whatever it takes to provide for and protect both.
Proper battery disposal must be a major concern for all of us-no matter how brief your involvement is with the batteries. It’s important for both the protection of the environment and for the legal issues involved. For more information on Eastern Environmental’ s Battery Recycling Program, please call 914-934-2100.
Working together we can assure the preservation of our environment and continue to meet our mutual goals.
Lead Paint and PCB Caulk Management
LEAD PAINT PREPARATION
EET offers full service with an unequivocal expertise in this area. Please call or email for an assistance program to be put in place for your site now.
LEAD PAINTED WOOD OFF SITE PREPARATION
Off site waste preparation is a very sensible avenue for generators and/or contractors concerned with generator liability and keeping costs down. Ultimately what it offers is “secure” storage containers, and all preparation done off site, further reducing liability. It is also especially effective in areas where space is limited and noise pollution is a factor. As in the case of on site preparation, it is designed to reduce extensive contractor labor.
- Lead painted wood is abated and stored in secured, hazardous labeled roll off container(s) or van trailer(s) by contractor.
- Metal hinges, door handles, window glass, window locks and any metal less than three inches may be left on the debris. However, NO ALUMINUM is acceptable.
- Material may be loosely stacked or wrapped in small amounts of polyethylene within the container.
- Waste is transported to interim facility, for size reduction. Wood is fed into custom chipping units utilizing full secondary containment, air exchange, and HEPA filtering.
- Waste is transported to TSDF for recycling process described above.
LEAD PAINTED METAL OFF SITE PREPARATION
- Lead painted metal is abated and stored in hazardous permitted roll off container(s) or van trailer(s) by contractor.
- Material may be loosely stacked or wrapped in small amounts of polyethylene.
- Waste is transported to interim facility, where it is prepared for ultimate disposal.
- Metal components are prepared by a series or air pressures, removing the contaminant.
- Any resulting hazardous waste (lead paint chips, dust, etc.) is accumulated in drums and shipped to a fully permitted TSDF for final disposal.
- Paint free metal components are disposed of as construction and demolition debris (C & D).
ON SITE SAFETY & TRAINING
- All site personnel are trained in accordance with 29FR1910.1025.
- All site personnel undergo medical monitoring to ensure compliance with applicable regulation.
- Negative air systems with dust collectors and HEPA filters are utilized to eliminate the possibility of contaminated air discharge.
- Ambient air monitoring is performed both inside and outside of the mobile unit while operating.
- Personal air sampling pumps are worn by personnel in the work room.
- Personnel are further protected by protective equipment, including disposal coveralls (IE: Tyveks), eye protection, hard helmets, gloves, boots and air purifying respirators
with HEPA cartridges.
Operational Plan for Transportation
EET will provide the complete management, nationwide, of all activities associated with ongoing transportation of recycled and disposal waste. EET will co-ordinate and monitor all scheduled pick-ups and assure professional service in a timely manner. EET will document and track all movement and disposal of the manifests and bill of ladings providing copies of legal documentation to your company. EET has hands on experience and a working knowledge of what is expected by generators and labor vendors pertaining to waste shipments.
Pick-Up and Transportation
For the disposal of your waste EET will utilize the services of DOT approved transporters. The transporter, under the direction of EET, will go to your site and remove all wastes and deliver them to the proper processing facilities. They view themselves as a hazardous and universal waste materials specialist, and offer complete services in this field. With EPA permits in states that require such, EET responds in compliance with all regulations to all transportation needs and requirements.