Hazardous Waste Disposal in New York City
Hazardous waste disposal in New York City and on Long Island has been provided by ADCO Services since 1965. We offer waste management services throughout the 5 boroughs, all of Long Island (Suffolk and Nassau Counties), the Yonkers area and the suburbs in Connecticut.
We are a full-service waste management company offering turnkey cradle to grave waste disposal services for all types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams you may find at your facility with one exception and that is we do not dispose of Class 1 explosives. ADCO can offer you a wide range of disposal and treatment options for your hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams as well even radioactive waste.
New York’s Options For Hazardous & Radioactive Waste
ADCO has disposed of nearly every type of waste that could be generated in and near the New York City area since 1965. Some waste management services offered to waste generators in and near The Big Apple are chemical waste profiling, lab packing, Oil waste pump-outs, hazardous waste disposal, and radioactive/nuclear waste disposal. Regardless of if you a very small quantity generator (VSQG) or a large quantity generator (LQG), ADCO is ready to assist with your waste disposal needs.
ADCO can supply all types and sizes of USDOT approved shipping containers or we can help you locate a supplier you may use on your own! We can even offer you with overpacking options if your shipping container the waste is contained in is not roadworthy and in need of being replaced.
New York, ADCO is Here to Help
Often waste generators find themselves in very complex situations when it comes to disposing of their waste streams such as: having the waste contained in drums that are considered odd-ball size in nature, drums containing unknown contents, and projects where state and/or federal agencies are involved. ADCO is here to manage your project from beginning to end and our promise is to only dispose of your waste at a fully licensed and insured waste processing facility.
New York Has a One Stop Shop
If you’re not looking forward to having to create the paperwork needed to ship your waste out, we don’t blame you, but this is no problem, ADCO’s staff can prepare your hazardous waste profiles as well as shipping manifests for you! Our staff has prepared thousands of waste profiles over the years and is very familiar with this process of shipping hazardous wastes.
Hazardous waste profiles are prepared in-house by our staff which has many years of experience when it comes to working with waste processors and we will work to get the profiles approved quickly at a licensed processing facility. Once the waste profiles are approved, we will work with you to schedule a mutually agreeable time to have the waste removed from your facility for disposal.
We Specialize in the Following Services for NYC and Long Island:
Hazardous Waste Disposal
Lab packing / Laboratory Cleanouts
Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal
Radioactive Waste Disposal
Servicing Industrial Clients
Waste Remediation Projects
In Summary for Disposing of Hazardous Waste in New York City
Disposing of hazardous waste in New York City involves strict adherence to local, state, and federal regulations to ensure the protection of public health and the environment. Here are the general steps and guidelines for disposing of hazardous waste in New York City:
1. First Identify The Hazardous Waste: Determine whether the waste you are generating is hazardous. Hazardous waste is typically defined by its characteristics (e.g., ignitability, corrosivity, reactivity, toxicity) or by specific listings provided by regulatory authorities.
2. Minimize Your 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 such as ADCO who will help ensure that your waste is properly packaged, labeled, and documented for transport.
6. Contact Treatment or Disposal Facility: Contact ADCO 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 for at least 7 years. 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. Our staff can assist you with determining those needs.
9. Hazardous Waste Manifest: ADCO will complete a hazardous waste manifest for each shipment of hazardous waste. This document tracks the waste from the you (The Generator) to the treatment or disposal facility (TSDF).
10. Compliance with Regulations: Ensure that you comply with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations, including those set forth by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
11. Household Hazardous Wastes: If you are a household or small quantity generator, take advantage of New York City's Household Special Waste (HSW) drop-off locations and events for the proper disposal of common household hazardous waste, such as paints, chemicals, and electronics. You may call 311 to inquire about how to dispose of your household hazardous waste.
12. Professional Assistance: Given the complexities of hazardous waste management, consider consulting with the environmental professionals or waste management experts at ADCO to ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements.
For more specific guidance and information regarding hazardous waste disposal in New York City, you should contact the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), or the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regional office. They can provide guidance on local requirements, permitted disposal facilities, and regulatory compliance. You may also reach out to our staff here at ADCO Services who is ready to assist you with your waste disposal needs.
ADCO Services handles all of your hazardous waste removal needs and delivers effective and affordable service.