Our typical clients are both public and private organizations confronting unique environmental challenges related to the management of their hazardous waste streams.
Our professionals will develop an effective hazardous waste management plan. The plan will be responsive to your particular needs and compliant in all aspects of the process including characterization, storage, transportation and disposal.
Through the use of innovative processes and cutting edge technology we will marshal the best resources in the industry and apply them to your unique requirements.
Our proven management model, including consultation, minimization, documentation and implementation, utilizing the best industry practices, presents you with a customized solution for your organization.
We enjoy an outstanding reputation among our clients and peers for implementing solutions that are efficient, compliant and cost effective.
We have processed over 100 million pounds of hazardous waste with a perfect record of compliance. Applied Technology, Inc. will meet and exceed your expectations for effective waste management services.
Our Waste Management Services Include:
› Data Collection, Development, and Analyses
› Feasibility Studies
› Waste Characterization Studies
› Management Strategies/Strategic Planning
› Source Reduction
› Waste Minimization
› Energy/Fuels Blending
› Waste Storage Facility Management
› Collection and Disposal of Waste
› Lab Packing
Data Collection, Development, and Analyses
Data collection, development, and analyses are an extremely important part of Applied Technology, Inc.’s waste management work. We routinely prepare data collection plans, as required by CERCLA, RCRA, or TSCA. Our own proprietary waste tracking software has been used as a template to create software for some of our customers to track their own environmental data, required for TRI and air quality reporting. Applied Technology, Inc. also provides facility auditing services to review data collection, storage techniques, and the facility’s waste management process (RCRA compliance audits).
Applied Technology, Inc. has performed numerous Remedial Investigations/Feasibility Studies and RCRA Facility Investigations/Corrective Actions. We have successfully used risk assessment to eliminate corrective action requirements from several HWMUs.
Waste Characterization Studies
Applied Technology, Inc. has performed numerous waste characterization studies for a variety of industrial clients. Our experience includes process characterizations, as well as impoundment and lagoon-based characterizations.
Management Strategies/Strategic Planning
Applied Technology, Inc. has assisted clients, such as the Air Force, Army, EPA, and Navy, in developing waste management and pollution prevention strategies for both unit and entire facilities. Most of our pollution prevention planning experience has been in conjunction with a larger change at the facility, such as ISO 14001 development.
Source Reduction, Waste Minimization, Recycling, and Energy/Fuel Options
Applied Technology, Inc. has a policy of first looking for recycling alternatives for new waste streams rather than disposal options. Our experience with numerous vendors throughout the country has helped us find recycling or other useful options where others could not. As part of our facility auditing procedures, our environmental scientists often look for these potential alternatives.
Collection and Disposal of Waste
Applied Technology, Inc. handles and manages, on average, more than 2 million pounds of hazardous waste annually. The waste is collected from more than 200 locations across the Midwest, Southeast, Southwest and the East Coast. We also routinely provide waste packaging services to these locations, and always handle the documentation and reporting needs.
Applied Technology, Inc. has since January 1990 performed as a prime contractor to the United States Department of Defense premier agency tasked with the disposal of hazardous waste generated at thousands of Department of Defense facilities around the world.
The long term Department of Defense contracts require Applied Technology, Inc. to manage hazardous waste operations over broad geographic areas providing services to both small and large generators that present an extensive amount of unique and complex waste streams.
Applied Technology, Inc. has earned the highest rating from the Department of Defense in recognition of our exceptional performance under extremely challenging conditions, circumstances and time frames.
Applied Technology, Inc. has processed over 80 million pounds of hazardous waste for the government. We have documented the final disposition of every one, all without any violation or citation from any regulatory agency.
Applied Technology, Inc. was retained by the EPA-Region V to provide Sampling, Characterization, Profiling, and Disposal of RCRA and TSCA waste at a vacated foundry.
The scope of the work included project management, site evaluation, field sampling, analysis, hazardous category evaluation, removal, transportation and disposal of TSCA and RCRA hazardous waste. The project required all drums located throughout the site be placed in a staging area and protected with a plastic dike to prevent further contamination of the ground and surrounding areas. Transformers on-site, averaging 8000 pounds each, were left in place, and the surrounding area was protected from any additional contamination. Transformers were drained of PCB oil, and the oil and empty transformers, were transported to a TSCA-approved site for disposal. Other waste streams included flammable liquids, non-regulated liquids, organic liquids, caustic liquids, toxic solids, and PCB-contaminated debris. All waste was sampled, analyzed, characterized, and transported to an EPA-permitted disposal facility.
Applied Technology, Inc. was contacted to provide technical assistance to the Department of Defense in evaluating their wastes. Services included sampling, analysis, lab-packaging chemicals, removal, transportation, and disposal of containerized solids, liquids, and multiphase hazardous and non-hazardous substances at numerous facilities throughout the country. The contract covered the cleaning and decontamination or removal of AST, UST, septic systems, and storm drains. It also covered rental services for ten and twenty cubic yard roll-off dumpsters. Waste streams included were aerosols, fluorescent tubes, TSCA/RCRA mixed waste, PCB contaminated waste, high-level mercury debris, excess/expired chemicals, Nickel Cadmium Batteries, and Lead Acid Batteries. In many cases, waste streams were shipped for recycle in lieu of disposal. Some examples of items shipped for recycle were: oil/fuel filters, antifreeze, aerosols, and all types of batteries.
The EPA Region V, Central Regional Laboratory (CRL) contacted Applied Technology, Inc. to perform waste management and lab-packing. 15 waste streams have been identified at the CRL and are generated there on a routine basis. The 15 waste streams were categorized into three groups. The CRL required us to package, sample and analyze, characterize, prepare hazardous waste manifests, transport, store and/or dispose of the fifteen waste streams. The project also required the disposal of hazardous waste containers, lab glass wear, gloves, tyvek suits, emptied sample jars (plastic/glass), soil, sediment, solids, sludges, (oil, water, and sediment mixture) and filters (resulting from the TCLP extraction).
Applied Technology, Inc. is retained by the U.S. Navy at Crane NSWC for environmental services. Contracted services include project management services to process Hazardous Materials/Waste Emergency Spill Response Services, Servicing/cleaning of Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs), and Underground Storage Tanks (USTs); Sampling and Analysis of Waste, including Organics and Spent Carbon from the treatment of wastewater containing explosives (K045). The contract requires recycling of aerosols, treatment and landfill of aqueous/solid waste, fuel blending/incineration of organics, landfill of heavy metals contaminated Ash, Grit, and Sand, disposal/recycling of halogenated solvents, (including contaminated sludge and still bottoms), neutralization and disposal of corrosives with heavy metals contamination (Primary source is electroplating operations), treatment and disposal of solid and liquid Oxidizers, treatment of aqueous or solid Cyanides (spent plating contaminated metals and solutions), treatment and disposal of toxic electroplating waste, disposal of spent solvents and solvent/water mixtures containing greater than 1% by weight of one or more of the F001 – F005 constituents and/or RCRA Metals, and the packaging and disposal of Lab-Packs.