Waste Handling & Shipping

The volumes and waste specifics for your operation may suggest one of several ways to handle your waste materials. Here are some examples and other considerations:

Lab Packing: small volume containers (approximately 20 litres or less) are packaged into containers for containment and shipment.

Bulk Drums: Often times a firm will generate small volumes of one waste stream and it is collected and stored in 205 L (45 IG) drums. This material may be liquid, sludge or solids that are stored in open or closed head drums. These materials are assembled, labelled and shipped on a periodic basis.

On-Site Storage: Materials are permitted to be stored on site for periods of 90 days. You must notify the MOE in writing of your intentions for disposal or ship materials off-site if this 90-day storage period is going to expire. Developing a program can ensure materials are shipped regularly and efficiently.

Bulk Liquid Shipments: If your firm generates volumes which are not "packaged" in containers (e.g. bulk tanks, pits, trenches etc.) or if you have large volumes that justify bulk handling, these materials can regularly or periodically be removed using vacuum equipment. Whether they are neutral pH, oily water, acids, bases, liquid or sludge, the right equipment can be coordinated to handle your materials.

Bulk Solid Shipments: If you have larger volume, solid chemical wastes, we can assist with the most suitable equipment to handle these materials. They must be solid with no liquid component, which may impact the materials in storage or transit.

Remediation – Bulk Solids: It is unfortunate but the reality is that sometimes accidents happen or past operational practices were not what they should have been. Now, the right thing to do is clean-up the spill or past "history" of the site. We can assist with the emergency response, sampling, testing, on-site excavation and removal of the materials that have impacted the integrity of your property.

As you may be aware, the contamination of a property accompanies the change of title. When you buy a site that is contaminated, you also "buy" the contamination. Cleaning up these accidents when they occur ensures that you preserve the value of your assets for the future.