Transportation & Disposal of Haz/Non-Haz

A critical step in waste management, the transportation and disposal process involves the removal of all hazardous or non-hazardous waste generated at a particular location to a facility capable of appropriately recycling, treating, storing, or disposing of each waste. It may also include transportation of previously treated waste to another facility for further treatment, processing, or disposal.

Transportation of hazardous waste can be particularly challenging as it must traverse public roads, highways, rails, and waterways. As such, transportation processes involved in the movement of these types of waste need to be compliant with jointly developed Environmental Protection agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of Transportation (US DOT) hazardous waste transporter regulations outlined in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 263.

Our Transportation & Disposal Process

At Lowcountry Environmental Services, we move hazardous waste from the generated location to an appropriate disposal facility via several means of transportation. All of our handling, recording, and transporting processes meet or exceed the specifications outlined by relevant state and federal regulations.

We possess the relevant tools and equipment to safely and effectively transport any waste material generated by your facility. Our vast fleet of waste disposal vehicles enables us to handle large quantities of any physical or chemical composition, in any location or storage compartment.

Our range of vehicles include:

  • Van trucks
  • Tanker trucks
  • Roll Offs
  • Vacuum trucks
  • Short trucks

Our Waste Characterization Process

The characterization of waste is crucial to ensure that both hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials are disposed of through appropriate and legal avenues. However, navigating through detailed standards and specifications can be a daunting exercise.

At Lowcountry Environmental Services, we manage the characterization process by understanding the physical and chemical properties of your waste streams. Our team utilizes the highly precise Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) to analyze all waste and determine the best possible disposal method.

This scientific technique is used in the waste management industry to determine the probability that a particular waste material will leach chemicals from the landfill into underground water sources in the absence of special handling and restrictions. It involves making keen observations and taking appropriate measurements by replicating the leaching process under laboratory conditions. If the leachate does not meet the concentration requirements specified in 40 CFR 268.40, further treatment is applied before landfill disposal.

Our waste management experts also characterize waste by assessing the properties of its constituents using information available on Safety Data Sheets or Material Safety Data Sheets (SDS/MSDS). This manufacturer provided literature provides key information on the properties and composition of each chemical substance, assisting in the determination of proper disposal or storage methods.

Why Lowcountry Environmental Services?

At Lowcountry Environmental Services, customer service is at the forefront of all our business processes and procedures. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond our customer’s needs to deliver consistent and exceptional service. Our state-of-the-art tools and equipment allow us to provide transportation and disposal services with rapid turnaround times at an affordable and competitive cost.

Our team of waste management professionals are experts on hazardous and non-hazardous waste material handling and disposal requirements. They are also knowledgeable in transportation and disposal guidelines from various agencies at all levels of government, up to and including the EPA. Our team will work with you personally to determine the best transportation and disposal methods for your organization.

If you would like to learn more about how Lowcountry Environmental Services can help you with your waste transportation and disposal needs, feel free to contact our team of waste management experts.