PCB Waste Disposal

The challenge as we see it

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. 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. Before the ban, disposal of PCBs was unregulated and occurred in landfills and was considered normal industrial waste. Today, PCB disposal is heavily regulated and requires a special permit.

Our differentiated value

We provide an efficient way to destroy PCBs using high-temperature incineration, which 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. Our Port Arthur incineration facility is fully-permitted for RCRA and  PCB waste — protecting you against liability of improperly-managed waste. We maintain an excellent record of compliance with environmental regulations.

We 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 uniquely positioned to service industry, government and commercial entities in improving performance, managing water, waste and energy.


We are an industry leader in MACT Compliance, and the full cycle, from transport to disposal, meets all safety regulations.

Our solutions for PCB waste disposal

We are committed to creating a personalized program to meet our clients’ disposal and recycling needs. Our personnel are trained to evaluate each project and/or inventory to determine the most cost effective, turnkey environmentally correct option.

Our PCB disposal solutions provide a wide range of services, including:

  • Cost-effective and convenient solutions
  • Access to our network of strategically-located in transit facilities for less than truckload quantities
  • Fully permitted incineration facilities
  • Management of virtually all physical states and types of packaging including liquids, solids and sludges in drums, totes and tankers at Port Arthur, TX facility
  • ​Flexible packaging and shipment options for light ballasts

Our waste processing, storage and treatment & disposal locations are routinely audited and certified, and all disposal documents are verified to assure compliance.

Benefits for our customers

Environmentally compliant incineration

Cost-effective and efficient solutions

Excellent record of compliance

Focus Innovation

PCB Disposal Using RecyclePak®

We are experts 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.

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