Disposal Options

Co-generation is often referred to as “Waste to Energy Technology”. Non-hazardous and/or Non-RCRA (California regulated) wastes including pharmaceutical products, oily materials, plastic film, debris, manufactured trimmings, empty containers, consumer packages goods and a variety of other wastes are used in the Waste to Energy application. These materials are processed thoroughly to complete combustion providing energy for municipal utilities.

Fuels Blending
Waste streams that have a minimum British Thermal Units (BTU) value greater than 5,000 are prime candidates for supplemental fuels. Hazardous wastes are recycled by blending liquid and even sold wastes into supplemental fuel for energy recovery in industrial furnaces or cement kilns. Fuel Blending is a far less expensive option than incineration.

Waste that is contaminated with RCRA levels of certain contaminants may not be applicable for treatment and/or landfill. This would of course include land-banned (LDR) contaminants. the contaminated wastes are incinerated to complete destruction (although the remaining ash is hazardous and must be stabilized and landfilled).

Wastewater Treatment
Wastewater treatment applies to any liquid waste that is treated, chemically precipitated, reduced, and/or modified from its original form to meet an applicable discharge standard, etc.

Changes in regulations has limited the use of the term “Recycling” to primarily oil, antifreeze and solvent (Acetone, MEK, Toluene) wastes. These waste streams can be treated back into their original chemical makeup and reused again

Land Disposal
Landfill is the most frequently utilized method of disposal. There are three classes of landfills. Each landfill has varying restriction on the type of waster and acceptable levels of contamination they can receive. Non-Hazardous, Non-RCRA (California regulated) and RCRA (Federally regulated) wastes can be land filled when allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) universal treatment standards.