Waste Disposal Services
Asbestos waste can be found in two forms, both of which requires different packaging requirements, transportation requirements and proper shipping documents. Since asbestos has no treatment technology, all asbestos is disposed of in secure landfills; selecting the correct landfill is imperative to remain within State and Federal compliance.
Typical means of transportation of asbestos are both open and closed roll-off containers holding up to 40 cubic yards. Large end dump equipment can also be used for transporting bulk loaded asbestos containing soil and debris.
Proper packaging and labeling is vital when selecting a transportation and disposal program and the highly trained personnel at Pro-Teck can assist you in creating a cost effective plan for proper transportation and disposal of asbestos containing material.
Auto Fluff & Fines
Auto Fluff is the residual product from automobile scrap processing. This is a result of shredded headliners, seats, dashboards, carpets and truck lining. Auto scrap yards across the country continue to process and stock pile tons and tons of this product on a daily basis. Quite often the material is contaminated will both lead and PCB's. Pro-Teck LLC continues to work closely with landfills across the country to provide our client base with safe, secure and reliable transportation and disposal of Auto Fluff and Fines.
Automotive Fluids & Oil
Gasoline, antifreeze, diesel fuel, motor oil—all of these industry chemicals are regulated carefully by the EPA and require special handling for transport action and disposal. Pro-Teck is a leader in waste management solutions for waste oil disposal, gasoline disposal, and the handling and transportation of chemical wastes of all types. Pro-Teck will work with your team in developing and implementing a waste oil disposal plan based on all local, state and federal regulations in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and the rest of the Northeast states.
Catch Basin Waste
Catch basin waste is common to all cities and municipalities. A catch basin collects surface water runoff and channels it to the storm drain or to the sanitary sewer.
Depending on the type of system, solids and sediments settle to the bottom. Pro-Teck can provide a vacuum truck to suck up the catch basin sediments and then properly dispose of at a fully permitted facility. These sediments can contain car wash residue, oils, chemicals or metals.
Analytical data may be required, to determine the exact contaminant of concerns. Depending on the data results, catch basin waste will need to be shipped to either a hazardous or non hazardous waste disposal facility permitted to accept catch basin waste.
The professionals at Pro-Teck are trained and ready to assist with all your catch basin waste disposal needs.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), along with other chlorine- and bromine-containing compounds, have been implicated in the accelerated depletion of ozone in the Earth's stratosphere. CFCs were developed in the early 1930s and are used in a variety of industrial, commercial, and household applications. Many applications include as coolants for commercial and home refrigeration units, aerosol propellants, electronic cleaning solvents, and blowing agents.
Pro-Teck will provide certified technicians according to EPA Regulations as required by 40CFR Part 82, Subpart F to utilize a self-contained, on-site refrigerant recovery vacuum system to properly remove and dispose of Chlorofluorocarbons.
After the CFCs are recovered, appliances are orange striped and labeled "All CFCs have been recovered in accordance with the Clean Air Act (CAA) and EPA Regulations." A certification letter is supplied by Pro-Teck detailing the recovery of the Chlorofluorocarbons.
Recovered CFCs are tested in an off premise lab and transferred into larger DOT approved containers for transportation to an EPA certified refrigerant reclamation facility; all of which the professionals at Pro-Teck are fully trained to assist with your Chlorofluorocarbons disposal.
Transportation and disposal/ recycling of construction and demolition debris is yet another service provided by the Pro-Teck team. Although only regulated under some states' flow control regulations, correct shipment and packaging of these waste materials can greatly affect the overall cost of waste disposal on any construction project.
Construction and Demolition waste is strictly confined to specific construction materials as wood, brick, metal, concrete, and drywall; and not items such as paper, appliances, plastics, cardboard and mattresses, Pro-Teck has your waste solution. Utilizing various container sizes from 15 cubic yards to 106 cubic yards. Pro-Teck can provide cost effective and waste management program for construction and demolition debris.
Pro-Teck's premier service is our transportation and disposal of contaminated soil. Soil or dirt can become contaminated in many ways from many different sources, including releases, spillage and improper disposal of hazardous wastes. Our highly trained team can identify the chemical levels present and match these to the most cost effective options for disposal of contaminated soils. Whether the contaminant is heavy metals, petroleum or solvents, Pro-Teck has the action plan to match the need.
The waste management team at Pro-Teck has over 20 years experience reviewing Remedial Action Plans (RAP's) for the remediation of contaminated soil. When executing a remediation plan, contaminated soil transportation costs can run unexpectedly high unless a well-researched project bid is obtained beforehand.
Pro-Teck consistently delivers reliable bid management practices along with superior waste management services that meet specific federal and state regulations for every category of waste. Pro-Teck is very well versed in regulations and guidelines for Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and New York for the proper disposal of contaminated soil.
Connecticut Soil Disposal
CT Soil Disposal: Pro-Teck LLC can assist owners, site contractors or engineers and architects on understanding the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection's (CTDEP) 2008 revisions of the solid waste management regulations. Under this regulation, the CTDEP has clearly defined what "Clean Fill", "Conditional Fill" and "Regulated Fill" means in the state of Connecticut:
"Clean Fill" means natural soil or earthen materials consisting only of soils, stones or rocks, or a mixture or combination of such materials, which are raw materials excavated or extracted from a borrow pit, earthen bank, gravel bank, mine or quarry or excavated from a single residential real property composed of four residential units or fewer and not affected by a release of petroleum products, oils, chemicals or by any other polluting substance.
"Conditional Fill" means any of the following or any mixture or combination of only the following - earthen material consisting only of soil, stones or rocks that have been excavated, or sediments dredged from fresh water that:
Are known or may reasonably be expected to contain one or more substances at concentrations at or below all of the CTDEP's residential direct exposure criteria and all of the GA pollutant mobility criteria;
Are used, reused or recycled as fill, including structural fill, or as a grading material; and
Are used in compliance with section 22a-209d-1 of the regulations of Connecticut state agencies that detail the categories and requirements for conditionally exempt solid wastes.
"Regulated Fill" means any one or a mixture of the following, which is or will be used, reused or recycled as fill, including as structural fill, or as a grading material including:
Earthen materials, other than clean fill, consisting only of soil, stones or rocks that have been excavated, or sediments dredged from fresh water, any of which are known or may reasonably be expected to contain one or more substances at concentrations exceeding any of the CTDEP's residential direct exposure criterion or any of the GA pollutant mobility criteria;
Sediments dredged from salt water
Used brick, ceramic or concrete, any of which are from construction, remodeling, repair or demolition operations or activities except when such materials are being or will be used, reused or recycled in compliance with section 22a-209d-1;
Used asphalt or bituminous concrete except when any such materials are being or will be used, reused or recycled in compliance with section 22a-209d-1; or
Sand, waste and other debris from street sweeping activities.
All non hazardous soil excavated in the state of Connecticut will fall into one of these three categories. Pro-Teck LLC is well versed in these soil regulations and can assist your project by supplying an appropriate transportation and disposal option.
Lead Based Paint & Lead Contaminated Materials
Lead based paint disposal is strictly regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency and most state agencies because of the damaging and often life threatening consequences of lead poisoning. Lead based paints have been banned for many years, yet many older buildings and structures still are contaminated with lead based paint. Lead based paint can be found on many different substrates such as wood found in window frames and the metal of old warehouse shelving.
Old stocks of industrial lead paint are still in existence and require safe transportation and disposal. The Pro-Teck lead paint disposal specialists will prepare a Tailored Waste Solution to manage projects such as disposal of lead contaminated debris from housing demolition or the safe packaging and transportation of an old, leaky stockpile of lead paint cans, always in full compliance with all local, federal and state regulations.
Pro-Teck is an authority in lead paint removal regulations for CT, NY, NJ, MA and other Northeast states. Lead paint, lead contaminated soil, and other lead tainted products are all governed by the EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and procedures are closely monitored because of the potential for danger to human health and groundwater contamination. It is imperative to choose a waste management service with a real working knowledge of these regulations and solid experience in lead disposal plans.
Industrial waste disposal, as found in plating sludge, paper sludge, inks, metal shavings, and paint related products are all specialties of Pro-Teck. Although source levels of contamination and percent of solids all play an important role in determining proper waste disposal, Pro-Teck LLC is well versed in proper packaging, transportation means, and secure waste disposal for all types of industrial waste.
Although not regulated by the EPA, proper disposal of pigeon guano can be difficult. An extremely difficult waste to handle, as found in towers, steeples, walkways and bridge girders pigeon and bat guano excrement can be a health hazard. Dried excrement becomes friable and organisms can travel as airborne contaminants.
Pigeon guano also creates fungal concerns as bird carcasses and bird parts are considered infectious waste and incineration is required.
In either case, the proper packaging and disposal of pigeon guano is a specialty at Pro-Teck. We're so comfortable with this stuff, we listed is as a specialty on our "hold" music. Go Figure!
RCRA Hazardous Waste
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) was originally enacted in 1976 and has been amended and clarified many times since then. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of RCRA which outlines three major goals:
to protect the public from harm caused by unsafe waste disposal
to encourage recycling, reuse, and reduction of certain resources.
to clean up spill improperly stored wastes, and contaminated sites that may be harmful to people or the environment.
The RCRA calls out in detail proper handling, labeling, transport, and disposal of types of waste. This is a complex set of regulations that requires an expert eye for accurate interpretation and implantation of the right procedures for each waste management situation.
The Pro-Teck team is adept at the proper development of action plans based on the RCRA guidelines for each hazardous waste. Interpretation of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) is another Pro-Teck talent that will aid in the proper identification and disposal of questionable chemicals and substances. Pro-Teck can develop a set of cost-effective waste transport and disposal options for the client to choose the best strategy to fit the problem and budget at hand.
Billy Torello relates to fellow business owners and waste management consultants what his experience shows is the most important consideration in the waste management process:
"Do your research! The more upfront research and information that goes into your waste disposal plan, the more accurate and reliable it will be, without the surprises that lead to increased costs, time lags and regulation problems. Ask yourself, What are all the variables involved? What's it going to take to handle this effectively? Do your homework… There are no shortcuts. Be realistic in your plan with your client and follow through completely."
When preparing a project bid, Pro-Teck always does the research, digs deep for any hidden issues, and double checks that everything has been covered before submitting a supporting bid that is both responsive and complete.
In today's diverse environments, radioactive wastes are utilized in industrial, academic and medical settings.
Low-Level Radioactive wastes come in many forms. They can be in sealed sources, powders, liquids and in devices. Radioactive mixed wastes are compounds that are both Radioactive and hazardous under the EPA RCRA regulations.
Radioactive wastes are regulated under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations and by Title 49 for the U.S. Department of Transportation while mixed wastes incur additional regulation under Title 40 of the RCRA EPA regulations.
These compounds can pose unique packaging, transportation and disposal challenges. Pro-Teck's team of radiological professionals can offer turn-key assistance through this complex process.
Pro-Teck is pleased to offer the following services:
Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal
Sealed Source recycling and disposal.
Mixed Waste Packaging and Disposal
Emergency Response Services
NRC and EPA Documentation preparation
Health Physics Surveys
Radiation Safety Programs and Audits
USNRC License Applications and Amendments
Please feel free to contact Pro-Teck, LLC for your radiological needs.
Septic sludge waste disposal can be difficult. If found in its original state, septic waste can be blended to amenable for landfill disposal or incineration. When septic is introduced to a soil or dirt media, biological testing must be performed to determine the true nature of the contamination. Pro-Teck has years of experience in handling waste septic sludge in pumpable sources or bulk loading sources and providing proper secure transporters for all types of septic sludge.
Solvents, Oil, Paints
Proper packaging of paint and paint related products is imperative for safe shipment to the disposal facility. Proper paint disposal including oils and latex based, along with solvents and thinners, needs to be in compliance with all state and federal regulations. The team at Pro-Teck is highly trained and experienced in the field of solvent, thinner, and paint disposal in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and throughout the Northeast.
The EPA's Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) describes which paints are considered hazardous (oil-based paints for example). Pro-Teck can help with identification of the type of paint or solvent and develop a detailed paint packaging disposal and transport plan for each unique situation.
Spent Carbon Disposal
Activated carbon is used for many industrial processing and environmental management applications such as: pharmaceutical manufacture, mineral processing, liquid and food purification, air filtering, odor control, and water filtering of many different varieties. This versatile element is also crucial in the deactivation and clean-up of many chemical and biological hazardous waste spills. When the carbon is completely used up it becomes known as "spent" carbon and it must be disposed of.
The responsible party needs to then determine whether the spent carbon waste is hazardous or non-hazardous and whether it needs to be managed according to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) or by a less stringent set of guidelines. Pro-Teck will work with you to determine the nature of the spent carbon from your application and then help to determine the most logical, cost efficient, and timely transportation and disposal plan for your situation.
Street sweepings are an increasing problem for public works departments across our nation. Due to the levels of potential petroleum contamination, street sweepings can be used in landfills through out the country as alternative daily cover. Pro-Teck LLC has an extensive list of landfills specially permitted to accept street sweeping waste as an addition to their permit.
The highly trained professionals at Pro-Teck will readily assist in finding the most cost effective disposal of street sweeping waste.
Waste scrap tires could be one of the biggest waste related problems our nation faces. Scrap tires are an extremely difficult to extinguish fire hazard; they trap rainwater breeding insects that potentially spread disease and they are bulky, virtually indestructible hazards that often work their way back up to the surface of landfills after burial. Whether found in passenger, light truck, medium truck or off-road, the professionals at Pro-Teck LLC can easily assist in the proper recycling of waste scrap tires. With recycle centers located across the country the program at Pro-Teck for waste tires recycling is cost effective and efficient.
Treated Wood (ie: Creosote Wood Ties)
Creosote, according to the EPA, is obtained from high temperature distillation of coal tar and used as a wood preservative. Creosote is used as a fungicide, insecticide, miticide, and sporicide to protect wood and is applied by pressure methods to wood products, primarily utility poles and railroad ties.
Proper treated wood disposal needs to be in compliance with all state and federal regulations. The team at Pro-Teck is highly trained and experienced in the field of transportation and disposal of all treated wood in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and throughout the Northeast.
Tritium Exit Signs
According to the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, EXIT signs that glow in the dark often contain a radioactive gas called tritium. Tritium is also known as 3H or H-3 which is a radioactive isotope of hydrogen. These signs do not require electricity or batteries and can be used where it is hard to install electric signs, such as above doors. They serve an important safety function by marking exits to be used during power outages and emergencies.
The U.S. NRC states Tritium EXIT sign must NOT be disposed of as normal trash. The team at Pro-Teck is well versed in the proper transportation and disposal Tritium EXIT signs and are here to assist you.
"Spent" Fluorescent Bulbs and PCB Ballasts
PCB ballasts are found in the housing of fluorescent, mercury vapor, and high intensity discharge lighting that were manufactured prior to 1980. When these PCB ballasts go out of service, they are subject to the strict requirements of the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) and other state regulations. Pro-Teck is well versed in all state regulations for PCB disposal in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and other surrounding areas.
Underground Storage Tanks
The release of petroleum products to the environment may be discovered when an underground storage tank, (UST) is evaluated for compliance or removed. Achieving compliance with existing federal, state and local regulations and guidelines of such sites often requires information to be generated during a UST closure assessment. Having the right information helps characterize the release properly and address questions such as whether the cleanup is needed. If so, the closure report will act as a diary to describe in detail that proper transportation and disposal of the underground storage tank as well as all impacted soil had been successfully removed.
Pro-Teck's team of experienced environmental professionals can help address liability and regulatory compliance concerns so that project goals can quickly be accomplished. Our subsurface assessments include the collection, analysis and evaluation of site-specific soil samples for release determination. Documentation of the results and conclusions presents recommendations for further investigation or alternative approaches to remediation, if necessary.
Cleanup always begins with source removal. Soil excavation is a widely used because this approach is simple, fast and highly effective compared to other available remedial technologies. Excavation is also preferred in many situations because it allows for the removal of contaminated soil based on visual observation of staining, on site PID (Photoionization Detector) readings, while providing access for site-specific confirmatory sampling to ensure compliance with the Department of Environmental Protection.
Pro-Teck's team of experienced professionals is ready to quickly and effectively address the potential liability and regulatory concerns relative to your site.
Pro-Teck also offers to their clients the ability to investigate the possibility of a release prior to the tank removal. This is done by direct push sampling and is widely used throughout the country to gather an understanding of the possible release prior to being surprised. Pro-Teck uses genuine Geoprobe for all direct push soil and ground water testing.
Nothing can be more frustrating than uncovering a large quantity of an unknown chemical in the middle of a major renovation or demolition project. Identifying the unknown is a specialty of Pro-Teck. We provide hands-on in-depth laboratory analysis of the unknown chemical waste and provide a clear explanation of what this waste means for you, your project, and your budget.
Pro-Teck can also identify the correct federal and state guidelines that govern the handling, transportation, and disposal of the specific chemical waste. New Jersey chemical waste regulations may differ from those for New York and our team will aid in the development of your waste disposal plan and present options that can fit into your budget and time constraints. Whatever the project calls for, Pro-Teck will handle the job safely and efficiently, with correct DOT packaging and fully permitted transporters.
Unused/Damaged Products - Cosmetics - Pharmaceutical Waste - Food Products - Expired/Past Shelf Life Products
For numerous reasons, sometimes a large quantity of product surpasses its expiration date and must be disposed of in a safe and responsible manner. Unused products, retail returns, over quantities and defective manufactured products fall into this category as well. Quite often these products are not hazardous by chemical nature, but do require secure and legal waste disposal. Whether incineration, destruction, or secured landfill disposal is required, Pro-Teck's vast network of disposal facilities provides effective and affordable immediate disposal solutions.
Many factors are considered when developing a waste disposal plan. Pricing is always a concern, however, simple things like changing packaging and methods for consolidation can greatly affect a waste disposal program. Our team has years of experience and is a great source of assistance with waste streams as listed on the left side.
Pro-Teck partners with over 55 fully permitted and insured facilities in CT, MA, ME, NJ, NY, NH, OH, PA, RI, VT:
"Subtitle C" Landfills
"Subtitle D" Landfills
Asphalt Batch Recycling
Thermal Desorption/Treatment Facilities
TSDF (RCRA Part A & RCRA Part B)
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