PCB Disposal

pcb-disposal

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) were manufactured in the United States starting in the 1930s, and were used as coolants in electric transformers and a range of everyday household products, like light fixtures, refrigerators, television sets and various inks and dyes. They were banned by the EPA in 1977 because they take a long time to break down in nature and can cause harmful health effects. PCB disposal is heavily regulated and requires a special permit. Entities that possess PCBs should seek an operator with sufficient expertise, permits and training. 

Before the ban, disposal of PCBs was unregulated and occurred in landfills and was considered normal industrial waste. Today, Veolia provides an efficient way to destroy PCBs using high-temperature incineration. Our method is environmentally-compliant and cost-effective. We are permitted according to EPA regulations for all stages of PCB management, including transportation, storage, transfer and ultimate destruction via incineration.  
 

The Benefits of PCB Waste Disposal with Veolia

  • Cost-effective and convenient
  • Customers gain access to Veolia’s network of strategically-located in transit facilities for less than truckload quanties
  • All incineration facilities are fully permitted
  • Port Arthur, Tex. facility can manage virtually all physical states and types of packaging including liquids, solids and sludges in drums, totes and tankers
  • ​Flexible packaging and shipment options for light ballasts
Veolia will assign the proper technology based on the material profile to correctly manage your PCB waste disposal. We accept the following PCB waste: 
 
  • PCB drum liquid
  • PCB capacitors
  • PCB drum solids and sludge
  • PCB bulk solids and sludge
  • PCB bulk liquid
  • PCB ballast disposal
  • PCB transformer disposal
Veolia is an expert in the handling and disposal of PCBs, and we’ve created a prepaid service ideal for residential and business consumers. Called RecyclePak, the program helps customers recycle everyday items containing hazardous substances like PCB light ballasts. To learn more about our mail-in program for PCBs, contact us.
Our incineration facilities are fully-permitted for RCRA, and in the case of Port Arthur, PCB waste - protecting you against liability of improperly-managed waste. Veolia maintains an excellent record of compliance with environmental regulations. Our waste processing, storage and treatment and disposal locations are routinely audited and certified, and all disposal documentation is verified to assure compliance. 

The full cycle – from transport to disposal – meets state and federal regulations. Veolia leads the industry in MACT Compliance. For more information about our compliance record, contact us
  • PCB Waste We Accept
    Veolia will assign the proper technology based on the material profile to correctly manage your PCB waste disposal. We accept the following PCB waste: 
     
    • PCB drum liquid
    • PCB capacitors
    • PCB drum solids and sludge
    • PCB bulk solids and sludge
    • PCB bulk liquid
    • PCB ballast disposal
    • PCB transformer disposal
  • PCB Disposal by Overnight Shipper
    Veolia is an expert in the handling and disposal of PCBs, and we’ve created a prepaid service ideal for residential and business consumers. Called RecyclePak, the program helps customers recycle everyday items containing hazardous substances like PCB light ballasts. To learn more about our mail-in program for PCBs, contact us.
  • Compliance
    Our incineration facilities are fully-permitted for RCRA, and in the case of Port Arthur, PCB waste - protecting you against liability of improperly-managed waste. Veolia maintains an excellent record of compliance with environmental regulations. Our waste processing, storage and treatment and disposal locations are routinely audited and certified, and all disposal documentation is verified to assure compliance. 

    The full cycle – from transport to disposal – meets state and federal regulations. Veolia leads the industry in MACT Compliance. For more information about our compliance record, contact us