Putting Special Waste to the Test

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Sludges, Ash, Foundry Wastes or Soils have you stumped? Are you working on a project and need an initial understanding of what analytical tests may need to be performed?

Various state regulations coupled with specific landfill requirements can make the process confusing. We have tools available to help you through the process. We are developing tables to provide basic parameters for analytical testing of various special wastes that we accept at our landfills. These are basic parameters, and the best practice is to consult with a special waste expert before you contract for any testing. Our experts will consult with you on the necessary tests and will always be mindful to not incur additional analytical costs or project delays.  Because time and money is something we never want to waste!  … read more

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What’s So Special about Special Waste?

Advanced_Disposal_Stones_Throw_LandfillWhy is some waste referred to as “special?” Well, special waste was deemed such back in 1978 under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a deferral of hazardous waste requirements for six categories of waste, which they called “special wastes,” and included:

1)      Cement kiln dust
2)     Mining waste
3)     Oil and gas drilling muds and oil production brines
4)     Phosphate rock mining, benefaction and processing waste
5)     Uranium waste
6)     Utility waste (i.e. fossil fuel combustion waste)

Read more about each type of special waste and its regulatory timeline here.

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Why…Why Waste?

Advanced_Disposal_Why_WasteWhy Waste is a question relevant to us all and is Advanced Disposal’s challenge to itself and to you, our customers and information seekers, to not waste resources – human, natural or financial – and to find environmental services solutions that make sense while balancing the tripod of financial, environmental and logistical realities.  This debut into the blogosphere is a means of opening conversations about topics relevant to the business of a clean environment.  As the environmental services industry is one ripe with innovation and change, Why Waste is here to serve as a resource for the business owner, project or property manager, resident, city leader, teacher, college student and anyone looking for well thought out  information on managing waste – whether it’s generated by a person, community, business or institution.  … read more