Solvent Recycling

We can customize an on-site or off-site solvent recycling program that meets your organization's specific requirements.

The challenge as we see it

Organizations and industries generate solvents that can either be disposed of as waste, or recycled into a usable resource. Solvent recycling can minimize waste and cut down on disposal costs.

Our differentiated value

We offer customizable on-site and off-site services to help your organization recycle solvents used in industrial applications, while reducing waste, transportation and disposal costs. We will work with your organization to determine which solvent recycling methods are best for your business. These include:

  • Tolling, which cleans your solvent to predetermined specifications and returns it to your business for reuse — helping you reduce costs.
  • Beneficial reuse, which converts used solvents into products for re-use in manufacturing commercial products, helping you minimize overall waste volumes.
  • Reclamation, in which used solvents are cleaned to our specifications and delivered to third parties who use it as a replacement for virgin solvent.

Our solutions for solvent recycling

Veolia owns and operates four solvent recycling facilities providing a nationwide network of industry leading services. Our qualification process includes a sample analysis to quantify the content of the waste material including GC/Mass specifications, GC/FID, pH residue upon evaporation and flashpoint. We’ll also provide recovered product samples that are representative of full-scale production.

Because purity is of key importance when solvents are reused in critical applications, we use the most state-of-the-art technologies, including glass fractionating equipment to avoid accidental contamination of high-value solvents, batch fractional distillation columns for mixed solvent separation with high purity results and thin film evaporators for solids separation and recovery. Our solvents reach up to 99.5 percent minimum purity for selected products and a water content of under 500 parts per million.

Shipping and receiving methods for off-site services:

  • Mode: Truck or rail
  • Containers: Drums, tanker totes, railcars, isotainers
  • Quantities: Any amount

Veolia offers:

  • Company-owned transportation
  • An audited network of approved third-party transporters
  • Thirty-six 10-day in-transit facilities

As required by law, we maintain fully-funded closure plans for our four facilities. Our facilities meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, as well as all applicable state regulations. 

Click below to learn more about each location:

Azusa, CA

Equipment available:

  • Continuous feed thin film evaporator
  • Batch fractional distillation column
  • Glass fractional distillation column
  • Vacuum distillation
Henderson, CO

Equipment available:

  • Thin film evaporator with integral fractionation column
  • Batch fractionation column
  • Liquid-liquid extractor
  • Vacuum distillation
Middlesex, NJ

Equipment available:

  • Simple and fractional distillation
  • Thin film evaporation
  • Vacuum distillation
  • Molecular sieve
West Carrollton, OH

Equipment available:

  • Thin film evaporator with integral fractionation column
  • Thin film evaporator
  • Batch fractional distillation column
  • Molecular sieve dryer
Cowansville, QC

Equipment available:

  • Simple distillation
  • Thin film evaporation
  • Vacuum distillation
Items Accepted
  • Acetic acid
  • Acetone
  • ACN (acetonitrile)
  • All Asahiklin® solvents
  • Automotive purge solvent
  • Butanol
  • D-limonene
  • Dibasic ester
  • DMF (dimethylformamide)
  • DMSO (dimethylsulfoxide)
  • Ethanol
  • Ethyl acetate
  • Ethylene
  • Ethyl lactate
  • Fomblin®
  • Freon® solvents
  • G-butyrolactone (BLO)
  • IPA (isopropyl alcohol)
  • Isoamyl acetate
  • Isobutyl acetate
  • Isopropylacetate
  • Krytox® oil
  • MED
  • Methanol
  • Methylene chloride
  • N-propylene bromide
  • NEP (n-ethyl pyrrolidone)
  • NMP (n-methyl pyrrolidone)
  • PGMEA (propylene glycol methyl ether acetate)
  • Propylene glycol
  • Sulfolane
  • THF (tetrahydrofuran)
  • Toluene
  • 1.1.1-trichloroethane
  • Trichloroethylene
  • All Vertrel® solvents

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