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Hazardous Waste Disposal in Charleston

Hazardous waste disposal in Charleston and Summerville is one of the many services offered by ADCO Environmental Services for the Charleston area. ADCO provides generators of special types of waste in and near Charleston with cradle to grave waste management services such as: waste profiling, manifesting, transportation, and signed in proof of delivery of a generator’s waste into a licensed waste processing facility. We offer affordable disposal options to properly dispose of your hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams, and even radioactive waste!

Hazardous & Radioactive Waste Disposal Options for Charleston

ADCO specializes in offering Charleston, SC 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.

If you are a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or a even large quantity generator (LQG), ADCO is here to aid you with your waste disposal efforts. We can even help you obtain an “Episodic Event Waiver” if needed.

When it comes to USDOT approved shipping containers, ADCO specializes in offering all types and sizes of USDOT approved shipping containers to our customers and we are even willing to guide you to a supplier you may utilize on your own and buy your supplies direct from to save yourself more money! Even if you discover you have a leaking drum, we are able to assist you. Our staff is well trained on 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 To Help Charleston

Many times the staff at ADCO is contacted by waste generators that find themselves in complicated scenarios regarding how to properly dispose of their waste. Some common issues we hear are: that their waste is stored in drums that are considered to be of an odd ball size in nature, their drums contain unknown constituents which will require sampling and analysis, and of course projects where state and/or federal agencies have become involved. ADCO’s promise to you is that we will 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 a One Stop Shop in Charleston

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 Charleston:

  • 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 Charleston Summary:

    Disposing of hazardous waste properly is crucial to protect the environment and public health. In Charleston, South Carolina, you can follow these steps to dispose of hazardous waste:

    1. Identify the Hazardous Waste You Have: Determine what materials you have that are considered hazardous and segregate them out as best possible. This can include items like chemicals, batteries, pesticides, paints, fluorescent bulbs, electronics, and more.

    2. Contact ADCO Environmental Services: Reach out to ADCO or contact them via their website to find information about hazardous waste disposal programs and facilities in the area. They can provide guidance on where and how to dispose of different types of hazardous waste. Homeowners are encouraged to contact their local municipality about where to drop hazardous wastes off. ADCO does NOT service residential customers at this time.

    3. For Homeowners, Use Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events: Charleston County, SC may organize special collection events for household hazardous waste. Check their schedule for upcoming events where you can drop off your hazardous materials. These are free events usually that are paid for by you the tax payer so we encourage you to use this type of event which you are paying for already in your taxes.

    4. Check for Permanent Collection Facilities: Some communities have permanent hazardous waste collection facilities reserved for homeowners looking to dispose of their household hazardous waste where they can drop off materials year-round. Check if there are any such facilities in Greenville, Spartanburg, or nearby areas.

    5. Follow Guidelines for Disposal: When disposing of hazardous waste, follow all guidelines provided by the collection facility or event. This may include packaging materials properly, labeling containers, and transporting them safely to the disposal site.

    6. Do Not Dispose of Hazardous or Radioactive Waste in Regular Trash: It's important not to dispose of hazardous waste in regular trash bins or down drains, as this can pose serious environmental and public health risks. Some common items thrown in the regular garbage are: Smoke detectors which are radioactive, Self Luminous exit signs which are also radioactive, Automotive batteries which contain corrosive battery acid or worse Lithium Ion batteries which are highly flammable, and many types of E-wastes which contain a variety of hazards such as Mercury and other RCRA listed metals.

    7. Consider Recycling or Reusing: Whenever possible, consider recycling or reusing hazardous materials. Some items like electronics and batteries can often be recycled, reducing the amount of waste that needs disposal. ADCO specializes in offering recycling options for E-waste from non-residential waste generators.

    8. Professional Disposal Services: For businesses or government institutions such as colleges and universities with large quantities of hazardous waste, consider hiring professional disposal services such as those offered by ADCO Environmental Services. ADCO specializes in the safe handling and disposal of hazardous materials.

    By following these steps and utilizing the resources provided by Charleston County as well as those offered by ADCO, you can ensure that your hazardous waste is disposed of safely and responsibly.