SPECIAL WASTE COLLECTION SERVICES
We know what’s special about special waste.
For customers who generate special waste that requires waste profiling, customized handling, heightened safety measures or unique disposal practices, Asante Waste Management has the capability and experience to manage it.
Non-hazardous and manufacturing byproducts, such as wastewater sludge, industrial sludge, contaminated soils, asbestos and others must be handled in an environmentally compliant manner. In fact, companies are held responsible for proper disposal of their waste under the concept of “cradle to grave” liability. So the best way to protect themselves is to partner with a disposal company that follows all environmental laws, has an experienced environmental expert staff and properly tracks all shipments.
Asante Waste Management is set up to assist customers every step of the way, from proper waste identification and safe and proper transportation to environmentally sound treatment and disposal. Our trucks can be adapted to handle many different types of waste. And we have invested millions of dollars in designing the infrastructures of our Subtitle D Class 1 landfills with state-of-the-art liners and leachate collection systems, and certified scale systems.
Additionally, we select a treatment facility to meet specific customer needs based on proximity and competitive price. And if, for some unlikely reason, we’re unable to complete the job ourselves, we have resources on call on to secure proper disposal. We do all of this so you can have the peace of mind of knowing that your special waste is being handled properly and expediently.
Chemical spills and laboratory spills.
A chemical or laboratory spill presents many risks, from potential health and safety hazards to the possibility of damaging regulatory violations and fines. In the event of a chemical or other laboratory spill, emergency response must immediately focus on safety, identification and containment. To ensure both safety and compliance, highly-trained professionals must oversee the entire containment and cleaning process, focusing on consistent and accurate communication, proper documentation and clear procedures. After identifying the spilled chemical and assessing any immediate health threats, expert technicians will secure the surrounding area and contain the spill.
If necessary, the container may be moved to a secure area, with special attention paid to weather conditions and wind direction to maximize safety. Technicians may also perform air monitoring to check oxygen levels. Cleaning will then be performed using specialized equipment, which may include HEPA-filter vacuums, salvage drums and disposable cleaning products. Technicians will also separate damaged or contaminated items from any items deemed safe. Upon completion, the Response Manager will take post-event photos and walk any required customer representatives through the area to confirm completion and satisfaction. The customer will also receive an Action Report with details, pictures, a call log and supporting documentation.
The two most important steps in any container leak response are identifying the spilled material and securing the container for cleaning. For compliance and safety, the entire process must be monitored to ensure timely and accurate communication, proper documentation and appropriate procedures. After identifying the leaking material and assessing any immediate threats to human health and the environment, expert technicians will secure both the container and the surrounding area while also ensuring that no additional material is allowed to escape.
The container may also be moved to a secure area, with special attention paid to weather and wind direction to maximize safety. Technicians may also perform air monitoring to check oxygen levels. Cleaning will then be performed using specialized equipment, which may include HEPA-filter vacuums, salvage drums and disposable cleaning products. Technicians will separate damaged or contaminated items from any items deemed safe. Upon completion, the Response Manager will take post-event photos and walk any required customer representatives through the area to confirm completion and satisfaction. The customer will also receive a detailed Action Report that includes images, a call log and supporting documentation.
Unknown substance handling
Substance identification is one of the most important responsibilities entrusted to our highly trained Incident Managers, who are on call for any emergency response. In the event that a customer discovers or spills an unknown substance, Incident Managers are trained to not only identify numerous chemicals and compounds, but also to assess any potential danger. The Incident Manager will identify the unknown substance as quickly and accurately as possible, then provide the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for the substance. The SDS is then used to inform the on-site technicians of proper handling procedures, physical data, potential health hazards and equipment requirements for storage and disposal. When a customer is confronted with an unknown substance, Stericycle Environmental Solutions’ swift response, deep knowledge and specialized tools help resolve the situation safely and compliantly.