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Clean Harbors is North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, across the chemical, energy, manufacturing and additional markets, as well as numerous government agencies. These customers rely on Clean Harbors to deliver a broad range of services such as end-to-end hazardous waste management, emergency spill response, industrial cleaning and maintenance, and recycling services. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is North America’s largest re-refiner and recycler of used oil and a leading provider of parts washers and environmental services to commercial, industrial and automotive customers. Founded in 1980 and based in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors operates throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico.

Clean Harbors' Vision

"To be recognized as the premier provider of environmental, energy and industrial services."

Clean Harbors operates four businesses:

  • Technical Services provides a broad range of vertically integrated hazardous and not-hazardous material management services. These include collection, packaging, transportation, recycling, treatment, and disposal services, which are offered at Company-owned recycling, incineration, landfill, wastewater, and other treatment facilities. Clean Harbors operates more than 100 disposal facilities.
  • Safety-Kleen, acquired by Clean Harbors in December 2012, provides used oil collection, recycling and re-refining, parts washing and other environmental services for the small quantity generator market. Safety-Kleen’s closed-loop environmental solutions enable customers to effectively manage their waste streams, capturing economic advantages through reduced costs and the sale of recovered products.
  • Industrial and Field Services provides industrial and specialty services. These include high-pressure and chemical cleaning, decoking, and material processing, supported by its lodging operations in Western Canada. Industrial and Field Services also consists of a wide variety of environmental cleanup services, including tank cleaning, decontamination, remediation and spill cleanup.
  • Oil and Gas Field Services serves the oil and gas exploration, production and power generation industries. Services include seismic services, surface rentals, and oilfield transport and production services.


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Safety is Our No. 1 Commitment and Our Passion.

Throughout Clean Harbors, our top priority is to continually improve safety.


CEO Alan S. McKim Since 1980
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