Veolia Environmental Services To Partner With The New York City Department Of Sanitation On ‘Safe’ Disposal Events

04/16/12  • Waste
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LOMBARD, Ill. – Veolia ES Technical Solutions, LLC, the hazardous waste division of Veolia Environmental Services North America, will partner with the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY) and assist with five NYC SAFE Disposal Events in each of the city’s five boroughs this spring.

The NYC SAFE (Solvents, Automotive, Flammables and Electronics) Disposal Events will kick off on Sunday, April 22 (Earth Day) in Manhattan. Residents are encouraged to drop off any household hazardous waste items that fall under the SAFE categories for Veolia to properly recycle and dispose.

“Veolia is proud to bring our expertise and spirit to the service of New York City in the effort to intercept hazardous substances from landfills. Our priority will be to reuse and recycle these materials, and for waste that cannot be recycled, we will use the best available treatment technologies. New Yorkers will enjoy the impact of these events for years to come as we take proper care of our environment,” said Jim Bell, president and CEO, Veolia ES Technical Solutions.

The five SAFE events will be held at the following times and locations:

  • Manhattan – Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Union Square North Plaza
  • Queens – Saturday, April 28, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. St. John’s University, Alumni Hall
  • Brooklyn – Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Prospect Park, Park Circle
  • Bronx – Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Lehman College, South Lot
  • Staten Island – Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Staten Island Mall, Parking Lot F

Veolia will be responsible for providing the labor, equipment, material and support to properly manage the waste.

In addition to the SAFE Disposal Events, Veolia ES Technical Solutions regularly provides the city with special waste removal services on a bi-monthly basis.

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Veolia ES Technical Solutions, L.L.C., a subsidiary of Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp., provides a complete range of services for industrial and municipal customers needing to dispose of hazardous and regulated waste. Veolia ES Technical Solutions has 45 sales, service and treatment and disposal facilities conveniently located throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Capabilities include labor services on customers’ sites, permitted and secure incineration, fuels blending, recycling of solvents, lighting and electronic waste recycling, and low-level radioactive and mixed waste solutions. The company has 14permitted Treatment Storage Disposal Facilities and 36 10-day in transit locations.



Based in Chicago, Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. is the leading provider of fully integrated waste, environmental and industrial cleaning solutions to residential, municipal, commercial and industrial customers across the US, Canada and the Caribbean. The company is part of the Veolia Environnement companies in North America, with 30,000 North American employees providing sustainable environmental solutions in water management, waste services, energy management, and passenger transportation.

The Veolia Environmental Services group is the global benchmark for waste management and resource recovery and the only global manager of liquid, solid, non-hazardous and hazardous wastes. From waste collection to treatment, recovery and recycling, the company provides innovative, efficient and sustainable waste solutions to municipal and industrial clients. Its parent company, Veolia Environnement (NYSE: VE and Paris Euronext: VIE), is the worldwide reference in environmental services. With employees in 77 countries, Veolia Environnement recorded annual revenues of over $38 billion in 2011. Visit the company's Web sites at and



Jim Dykhuis, Veolia ES Technical Solutions
Tel: 630 218 1763

Adrienne Legath, On Ideas
Tel: 904 354 2600