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Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Disposal in Charlotte

Hazardous and radioactive waste disposal in Charlotte, Gastonia, and Matthews, NC is offered by ADCO Environmental Services. ADCO provides waste generators in the Charlotte area with cradle to grave disposal services for all types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams typically found at businesses, government institutions, as well as industrial facilities and this even includes disposal of radioactive waste.

Waste Disposal Options For Charlotte

ADCO specializes in properly disposing of hazardous, non-hazardous, and radioactive waste. Some of our waste management services we offer waste generators in and near Charlotte, NC is disposing of their hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, profiling their waste into a licensed waste processing facility, lab packing / lab clean-outs aka “Labpacks”, Oil and coolant pump-outs, and disposing of radioactive/nuclear wastes such as sealed sources, exit signs, and smoke detectors.

If you are a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or a large quantity generator (LQG), it really does not matter, ADCO is here to assist you in properly disposing of your waste regardless of your generator status. We have worked with waste generators from ones that are conditionally exempt to large quantity generators as well as radioactive licensees.

ADCO offers waste generators in the Charlotte area all types and sizes of USDOT approved shipping containers to pack their waste into. We can even help locate a supplier you may use on your own to save yourself some money.

Charlotte has Proper Disposal Options With ADCO

ADCO offers hazardous and radioactive waste management services for businesses and government agencies as well as educational facilities in and near the Charlotte area. Our staff is here to offer you advice for properly handling your waste to keep you in compliance with the regulatory agencies.

We are often contacted by customers that are in very complex situations regarding properly disposing of their waste. Some generators have their waste contained in drums considered to be of an odd ball size in nature, others find drums containing unknown contents which will require analytical to be run to identify what hazardous constituents if any are present, and others are facing larger problems such as now having state or federal agencies involved in episodes like spills and site clean-ups and the generator is now facing citations/violations and hefty fines. We are often contacted by clients who have a drum that is leaking which we are happy to let you know that we can offer overpacking and repacking options if your shipping container the waste is contained in is damaged and in need of being replaced.

We receive many inquiries daily from waste generators who don’t have an EPA ID number and are needing to apply for one. Many waste generators we talk to find out about this when it comes time to dispose of their waste and they realize the EPA requires a site ID number to be in place prior to disposing of their hazardous waste. This is not a problem as ADCO can offer assistance wth obtaining an EPA Site ID number if need be.

ADCO’s mission is to properly manage your project from beginning to end and dispose of your waste only at a fully licensed and insured waste processing facility. You can have peace of mind when you hire ADCO that your waste is being handled in a legal and responsible manner.

ADCO Offers Charlotte With Paperwork Preparation

We’ve created thousands of waste profiles and Hazmats as well as USNRC 540s for our clients over our years in business and are very well versed with the entire waste profiling process which is constantly changing. We know that preparing the paperwork needed to ship out hazardous or radioactive waste is very time consuming and can be rather confusing which is why we say let us prepare your waste profiles and shipping manifests for you.

ADCO Offers the Following Services to Charlotte, NC

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Lab packing / Laboratory Cleanouts

  • Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal

  • Radioactive Waste Disposal

  • Servicing Industrial Clients

  • Spill Clean-Ups

  • Waste Remediation Projects

  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Tips for Charlotte

    Charlotte like many other locations, has specific hazardous waste disposal services and facilities to help individuals, businesses, and institutions safely manage and dispose of hazardous waste. Here are some resources and steps to help you find hazardous waste disposal services in Charlotte:

    Disposing of hazardous waste in Charlotte, NC, requires adherence to local regulations to ensure safety and environmental protection. Here’s a guide to help you manage hazardous waste disposal in the area:

    Types of Hazardous Waste Accepted in Charlotte

    Hazardous waste includes materials that are flammable, corrosive, reactive, or toxic. Common examples are:

  • Paints and solvents

  • Pesticides and herbicides

  • Batteries (especially lithium, lead-acid)

  • Motor oil and other automotive fluids

  • Household cleaners

  • Electronic waste (e-waste)

  • Fluorescent bulbs and tubes

  • Disposal Facilities and Services

    1. Mecklenburg County’s Full-Service Recycling Centers:

  • North Mecklenburg Recycling Center

  • Hickory Grove Recycling Center

  • Foxhole Recycling Center

  • Compost Central Recycling Center

  • These centers accept various household hazardous wastes. Check the specific center for the list of accepted items and operating hours.

    2. Special Collection Events:

  • Mecklenburg County periodically hosts special events for hazardous waste collection. These events are designed to handle larger volumes and specific types of waste.

  • 3. Retailer Take-Back Programs:

  • Some retailers offer take-back programs for specific hazardous items. For example, many hardware stores accept used batteries, and automotive shops often accept used motor oil.

  • Disposal Guidelines

    1. Household Hazardous Waste (HHW):

  • Residents can bring HHW to any of the full-service recycling centers. Ensure items are in original containers or clearly labeled if repackaged. Leaking containers should be placed inside another container for safe transport.

  • 2. E-Waste:

  • Accepted at most recycling centers. Items like computers, TVs, and other electronics should be brought to these facilities for proper disposal.

  • 3. Medical Waste:

  • Needles and sharps should be placed in a rigid, puncture-resistant container before disposal. Some pharmacies offer sharps disposal programs.

  • 4. Business Hazardous Waste:

  • Businesses generating hazardous waste must comply with additional regulations and may need to use licensed hazardous waste haulers and disposal facilities.

  • Safety Tips

  • Never mix different types of hazardous waste.

  • Label containers clearly.

  • Store hazardous waste in a cool, dry place away from children and pets.

  • Transport hazardous waste in a stable, upright position.

  • Resources and Contacts

    Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services: For detailed information on disposal facilities, accepted materials, and special events.

  • Mecklenburg County Solid Waste Services Website

  • Phone: 980-314-3867

  • North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (NCDEQ): Provides additional guidelines and resources for hazardous waste management.

  • NCDEQ Website

  • By following these guidelines, you can ensure that hazardous waste is disposed of safely and in compliance with local regulations.

    Check with the local government or environmental agencies in Charlotte for information on upcoming hazardous waste collection events or drop-off locations. These events are typically scheduled throughout the year and allow residents to safely dispose of household hazardous waste.