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Hazardous Waste Disposal in Champaign / Urbana

Hazardous waste disposal in Champaign / Urbana, IL is a service that is offered by ADCO Environmental Services. ADCO is a full service waste management company that supplies the Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul, and Danville, IL areas with affordable disposal options for properly disposing of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams, as well as radioactive waste that is generated in and near Champaign/Urbana. ADCO can provide special type waste generators with cradle to grave waste management services such as: manifesting, transportaion, and signed in proof of delivery of a generator’s waste into a licensed waste processing facility.

ADCO made it its goal to offer affordable turnkey waste disposal services for businesses, government agencies, and industrial facilities across Central Illinois from Watseka to Effingham and everywhere in-between. ADCO offers waste generators with a wide spectrum of disposal and treatment options for their hazardous, non-hazardous, and even radioactive wastes requiring proper disposal.

Hazardous & Radioactive Waste Disposal Options

ADCO has been disposing of almost all types of waste that can be produced in the Champaign / Urbana area for over 50 years. We have specialized in offering the Champaign County area with waste management services such as: the final disposition of hazardous and non-hazardous wastes, profiling of waste into processing facilities, laboratory waste packing (Labpacks), Oil and Coolant disposal, and even radioactive/nuclear waste disposal.

Whether you are a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or a large quantity generator (LQG), ADCO can assist you in your waste disposal efforts. We can even aid you in obtaining an “Episodic Event Waiver” with IEPA if needed.

ADCO offers all types and sizes of USDOT approved shipping containers to waste generators in the Champaign/Urbana areas and we’ll even guide you to a supplier you may utilize on your own to save yourself more money. Even if you have a leaking drum we are able to assist you. Our staff is well trained on the proper drum overpacking and repacking techniques set forth by the USDOT and USEPA if the shipping container the waste is contained in is not in shippable condition and in need of being replaced to be considered roadworthy.

ADCO Is Here For You Champaign

ADCO offers Champaign area waste generators turnkey hazardous and radioactive waste management functions specifically catered to businesses, government agencies, and educational facilities in the Champaign, Urbana, Rantoul, and Danville areas. ADCO specializes in handling your waste streams in a manner to keep you in compliance with the regulatory agencies such as IEPA and IEMA all while keeping the costs affordable to you!

ADCO is frequently contacted by waste generators that have found themselves in very complicated situations regarding how to properly dispose of their waste. Some common issues we have been confronted with are: Generators having their waste stored in drums that are considered to be of an odd ball size in nature, their drums contain unknown constituents, and of course projects where state and/or federal agencies have become involved. ADCO’s promise is to properly manage your waste from beginning to end and dispose of your waste at a only a fully licensed and insured waste processor.

ADCO Offers Champaign a One Stop Shop

Over our years in business, we have prepared countless waste profiles for our clients and are familiar with the waste profiling process at waste processors which is ever changing. We are well aware that the preparation of the paperwork needed to ship out hazardous waste is very time consuming to prepare and often very confusing which is why we want you to know we can prepare your waste profiles and shipping manifests for you. Even if you need assistance in obtaining a site USEPA ID number needed to ship out hazardous waste, we are able to assist you with that as well.

Hazardous waste profiles are prepared in-house by our staff which has many years of knowledge when it comes to working with waste processors and knowing what is required to get your waste profiles approved. Once your waste profiles are approved, we will contact you to schedule a mutually agreeable time to have the waste removed from your facility for final disposal.

We Specialize in Following Services for Champaign:

  • 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 in Champaign Summary:

    Disposing of hazardous waste in Champaign / Urbana, IL requires strict adherence to local, state, and federal regulations to protect public health and the environment. Here are the general steps and guidelines for disposing of hazardous waste in the Champaign area:

    1. First, Identify Your Hazardous Waste: Determine whether the waste you are generating is hazardous. Hazardous waste is typically defined by its characteristics (ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, toxicity) or by specific listings provided by regulatory authorities.

    2. Minimize Waste Generation: Implement waste minimization practices to reduce the amount of hazardous waste generated. This includes source reduction, recycling, and reuse whenever possible.

    3. Waste Characterization: Conduct waste characterization to identify and classify hazardous waste accurately. This may involve testing or analysis to determine the waste's hazardous properties.

    4. Waste Storage: Store hazardous waste in a manner that prevents leaks, spills, and unauthorized access. Use appropriate containers, labels, and storage facilities to comply with regulations.

    5. Transportation: Arrange for transportation of hazardous waste by a licensed hazardous waste transporter. Ensure that the waste is properly packaged, labeled, and documented for transport.

    6. Treatment or Disposal Facility: Identify a permitted hazardous waste treatment, storage, or disposal facility in the Champaign, IL area or the surrounding region. Ensure that the facility is authorized to handle the specific type of hazardous waste you are generating.

    7. Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate records of hazardous waste generation, transportation, and disposal activities. Report this information as required by regulatory agencies.

    8. Land Disposal Restrictions: Be aware of land disposal restrictions, which may apply to certain types of hazardous waste. Some wastes may require treatment before disposal in a landfill.

    9. Hazardous Waste Manifest: Complete a hazardous waste manifest for each shipment of hazardous waste. This document tracks the waste from the generator to the treatment or disposal facility.

    10. Compliance with Regulations: Ensure that you comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, including those set forth by the IEPA, IEMA, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

    11. Household Hazardous Waste: If you are a household or small quantity generator, take advantage of local Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection events or drop-off locations for the proper disposal of common household hazardous waste, such as paints, chemicals, and electronics.

    12. Professional Assistance: Given the complexities of hazardous waste management, consider consulting with environmental professionals or waste management experts to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.

    For more specific guidance and information regarding hazardous waste disposal in Champaign, you should contact the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency IEPA or your local environmental agency. They can provide guidance on local requirements, permitted disposal facilities, and regulatory compliance. Additionally, you can inquire about proper hazardous waste disposal in and near Champaign by contacting ADCO Environmental Services.