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General Manufacturing

  • Overview

    Overview

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    Clean Harbors has the expertise, manpower, equipment and proven capabilities to provide comprehensive environmental, industrial and emergency response services for all types of manufacturers.

    Whatever your company manufactures, from aerospace equipment to zinc oxide, Clean Harbors can help you maintain regulatory compliance while managing waste by-product generated at any step in the supply chain. Our hazardous material handling experts safely transport waste in our Company-owned vehicles to one of our waste management facilities for disposal or recycling. 

    Clean Harbors turnkey services provide peace of mind and allow our general manufacturing clients to focus on their core business.

    General Manufacturing Industry Services We Provide

    • CleanPack® Laboratory Chemical Packing
    • Emergency Response
    • InSite Services
    • Waste Disposal Services
    • Chemical Solvent Recycling
    • Industrial Services
    • Tank Cleaning
    • Reuse, Recycling and Reclamation
    • Remediation Services

    Download Case Study (InSite - Upstream Retooling Yields Significant Savings in a Downstream Process)

  • CleanPack® Laboratory Chemical Packing

    CleanPack® Laboratory Chemical Packing

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    Our chemists access a database with more than 150,000 unique chemicals for laboratory chemical packing.

    Clean Harbors proprietary CleanPack Laboratory Chemical Packing services provide proper recognition, handling, packaging, transportation and disposal of laboratory chemicals. We also perform laboratory relocations, closures and cleanouts.

    Clean Harbors can manage virtually any chemical found in a laboratory environment including:

    • RCRA and non-RCRA chemicals
    • TSCA, DEA, radioactive, mixed waste and universal waste 
    • Biological and etiological chemicals
    • Compressed gas and cylinders 
    • Toxic, flammable, oxidizer, organic peroxide and corrosive materials 
    • Pyrophoric, gases, aerosol, unknown, reactive, explosive and shock-sensitive materials 
    • Ethers, THF, dioxane and sodium azide

    Compliance

    Throughout the chemical packing and disposal process, our skilled chemists help ensure your compliance with the latest EPA, DOT, TDG and Environment Canada regulations and record-keeping. 

    Download Fact Sheet (CleanPack® Lab Chemical Packing​)

  • Emergency Response

    Emergency Response

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    With more 200 locations in North America, Clean Harbors has the manpower, equipment and technical expertise to manage any size environmental emergency on land or water.

    Clean Harbors can rapidly deploy experienced, fully certified workers to meet the needs of any incident in the United States, Canada or Puerto Rico.

    • Over-the-road incidents 
    • Punctured lines 
    • Tank overflows 
    • Leaking drums 
    • Saddle tank spills 
    • Large pipeline ruptures 
    • Mercury spills
    • Biological and infectious materials 
    • Ship groundings 
    • Tanker truck rollovers 
    • Chemical and hazardous material spills 
    • Oil spills
    • Hurricane, earthquake and storm damage 
    • Emergency lab packs
    • Homeland security and terrorist attack responses
    • Releases in warehouses and distribution centers

    Rapid Response and Containment

    Varying by the response, spills typically can be contained within the first few hours, with minimal remediation in the next 48 hours. Clean Harbors works under all local, state and federal guidelines (EPA, OSHA, USCG, etc.) when performing containment and cleanup. Waste for off-site disposal is packaged and prepared for shipment to a waste treatment and disposal facility. 

    Emergency Preparedness

    Clean Harbors Emergency Response experts can provide guidance on emergency management, operations, planning, logistics and more. Our Standby Emergency Response Coverage ensures that you have the necessary coverage and response in the event of an environmental emergency.

    Oil Spill Removal Organization (OSRO)

    Under the U.S. Coast Guard’s OSRO Classification Program, Clean Harbors holds Captain of the Port ratings for facilities and vessels in 56 ports throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. 

    Emergency Operations Center

    Clean Harbors operates an Emergency Operations Center where duty operators certified in DOT and RCRA can help you 24/7. One number, one call:  800.645.8265

  • InSite Services

    InSite Services

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    Clean Harbors InSite Services is a branded on-site/in-plant service delivery program through which we provide a full range of environmental, industrial and waste management offerings. This signature program is built on safety, quality, efficiency and integrity—and has been offered by Clean Harbors for over 20 years.   

    By leveraging Clean Harbors expertise and capabilities, our on-site staffs are dedicated to developing the safest, most cost-effective solutions to service customers’ needs. This includes collecting and packaging waste materials, managing satellite accumulation areas, cleaning in-plant locations and running RCRA treatment processes.

    One Source. More Resources.

    A Clean Harbors InSite partnership delivers process improvement and cost savings opportunities, thus allowing you to maximize your profitability by focusing on your core business needs. 

    InSite Services We Provide

    • Chemical waste pickup
    • Solvent can management
    • Laboratory inspections
    • SAA inspections
    • Administrative support
    • Safety equipment inspections
    • Biohazard container management
    • Radiological services
    • Laboratory cleaning
    • Laboratory moves
    • Bulk storage tank management
    • Consolidation and lab packing
  • Waste Disposal Services

    Waste Disposal Services

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    Clean Harbors Waste Disposal Services provide the widest range of treatment and disposal options in the industry for all of your hazardous and non-hazardous waste. 

    Unmatched in North America, our facilities provide services for all of the United States, Canada, northern Mexico and Puerto Rico. We handle drum and bulk hazardous waste in liquid, solid, semi-solid, sludge and gas forms.

    Your disposal needs are our business. We’ll work hard for your business.

    One Call Handles All of Your Hazardous Waste Disposal Needs

    Organizing multiple vendors is costly, time-consuming and it can leave gaps in your hazardous waste program that increase your risk or leave you open to problems with compliance.

    Employing the most advanced technologies, we provide a single source for all of your hazardous waste disposal needs, making the entire process easier, safer and more cost-effective. From PCBs to cyanides and explosives, we handle it all through a highly coordinated truck, rail and ship transportation network.

    Our Waste Disposal Services

    • Bulk Waste
    • Drum Waste Disposal
    • Fuel Blending
    • Incineration
    • Industrial Wastewater Treatment
    • Landfill

    Typical Waste Handled

    • Hazardous and non-hazardous 
    • Liquid, solid and sludge 
    • RCRA 
    • Listed waste 
    • TSCA 
    • Acids 
    • Bases 
    • Highly hazardous materials
    • Oil

    Typical Processes Where Waste is Generated

    • Raw material tanks 
    • Intermediate and finished material tanks 
    • Waste tanks 
    • Plant process areas 
    • Plant labs 
    • Warehouse for both raw and finished goods
  • Chemical Solvent Recycling

    Chemical Solvent Recycling

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    Our Chicago, Illinois, recycling facility has six distillation columns, one liquid-to-liquid extractor and one mole sieve dryer.

    Recycling and reusing chemical solvents can be an economical alternative for your business, and Clean Harbors can give you that option. 

    With three centrally located recycling facilities, we can recycle used solvents to your specifications and return them to you. If disposal is your preference, we can take your used solvents and recycle them to our own specifications.

    Our flexible operations—combined with chemical knowledge and engineering expertise—bring advanced solutions to the challenges of separation and purification. 

    • During the recovery process, components of the solvent/chemical streams are isolated and purified to high-quality product specifications.
    • Clean Harbors Recycling Services employees are experts in recycling and tolling. All processing meets strict local, state and federal regulations and customer requirements. 

    We understand the importance of providing a product without cross-contamination, and we consistently deliver quality products.

    Recycling Facility Locations

    • Chicago, Illinois
    • Hebron, Ohio
    • El Dorado, Arkansas 

    All facilities are rail served.

    Benefits of Recycling and Reuse 

    • Minimizes waste generation and emissions
    • Reduces waste disposal cost and raw material procurement
    • Has potential to reduce hazardous waste fees
    • Enables more favorable Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) reporting
    • Improves public relations and corporate image 

    Best Demonstrated Available Technology (BDAT)

    • Supports corporate sustainability goals

    Download Fact Sheet (Solvent Recycling Services)
    Download Fact Sheet (Solvent Recycling Services-Chicago, IL Facility)
    Download Fact Sheet (Solvent Recycling Services - Hebron, OH Facility)
    Download Fact Sheet (Solvent Recycling Services - El Dorado, AR Facility)
    Download Fact Sheet (Solvents for Recycling)

  • Industrial Services

    Industrial Services

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    With proven expertise, vast equipment and manpower and a strong focus on safety, Clean Harbors provides comprehensive Industrial Services to clients throughout North America. 

    Clean Harbors manages hazardous, non-hazardous, wet and dry materials utilizing specialized equipment and techniques. Our Industrial Services include liquid/dry vacuuming, hydro jetting and blasting, boiler cleaning, condenser and heat exchanger tube cleaning, chemical cleaning, pipe cleaning and removal and more.

    Plant outages and turnarounds are costly but necessary events for industrial facilities. Our highly trained staff assist with all aspects of these processes, including waste transportation and disposal.

    Health and Safety Are Top Priority

    Clean Harbors DART, TRIR and EMR ratings are some of the lowest in the industry. We are dedicated to completing projects on time, within budget and without incident.

  • Tank Cleaning

    Tank Cleaning

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    For large tanks, we bring in on-site material processing systems to reduce the volume of waste generated from the cleaning process.

    Clean Harbors Tank Cleaning experts perform a broad spectrum of cleaning tasks for industrial facilities, municipalities and utility companies.

    Maintaining your equipment at its highest operational capacity is critical, and that includes keeping tanks clean and compliant with EH&S regulations. Clean Harbors handles a broad spectrum of cleaning from 10-gallon acid neutralization tanks for medical companies to six-million-gallon 240-foot-diameter refinery tanks.

    Tank Cleaning Services We Provide

    • Wastewater treatment neutralization for compliance with wastewater discharge regulations
    • Tank maintenance and inspection 
    • Fuel oil tank cleaning 
    • Utility manhole and vault cleaning 
    • Tank and vessel cleaning during decommissioning and industrial renovations 
    • Large-scale tank cleaning 
    • IOS and rail-car container cleaning

    Download Fact Sheet (Tank Cleaning)

    The Clean Harbors Difference

    Clean Harbors not only performs tank cleaning—we also remove the waste generated from the cleaning process and dispose of it safely using our own vehicles and treatment facilities. This additional benefit sets us apart and saves our clients time, money and hassle.

  • Reuse, Recycling and Reclamation

    Reuse, Recycling and Reclamation

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    Clean Harbors can help your company more effectively and efficiently manage your waste management needs through recycling.

    Clean Harbors Recycling and Reuse Program provides a comprehensive step-by-step approach that evaluates your R&D and manufacturing operations and identifies opportunities for efficient waste management. Whether a waste stream or production by-product is sold "as is," recycled or reused, your costs and possible liabilities can be significantly reduced.

    Download Chemical Recycling & Reuse Program Brochure

    Our comprehensive program will:

    • Reduce waste disposal costs 
    • Minimize waste governed by RCRA regulations, lowering your taxes and annual fees 
    • Create a positive impact on data reported on your TRI reports 
    • Reduce the burden and associated costs of regulatory reporting 
    • Pursue potential buyers of your waste stream 
    • Preserve your reputation as an environmentally safe company by allowing you to publicize new waste minimization programs 
    • Share best practices with other locations within your company to maximize value

    We help you:

    • Identify and quantify chemical recycling and reuse options, as well as potential end markets 
    • Interpret and provide guidance regarding regulations 
    • Conduct waste process review and manage logistics 
    • Develop and implement a comprehensive waste management program
  • Remediation Services

    Remediation Services

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    Clean Harbors can manage your remediation project from start to finish.

    Clean Harbors Remediation Services handle large-scale, complex site cleanup projects and environmental construction needs for the public and private sectors. We can remediate any location to meet corporate or regulatory cleanup requirements.

    Clean Harbors provides comprehensive on-site Remediation Services for a plant or facility expansion, an idled facility or a decommissioned process. If you are closing a process, a building or an expansive facility in order to sell the property, remediating a brownfield or repurposing property, Clean Harbors has the solution.

    • Coke oven dismantlement and closure 
    • Landfill construction, capping and collection systems
    • In situ, ex situ treatment 
    • Soil solidification, stabilization 
    • Excavation and disposal 
    • Decontamination, decommissioning, demolition 
    • Integrated remediation systems construction and management 
    • Hazardous and special waste management
    • Manufactured gas plant remediation 
    • Mining site remediation 
    • Groundwater remediation
    • Sediments remediation
    • Remedial systems configurations for site-specific cleanup criteria
    • Refinery projects

    Whatever your remediation needs, Clean Harbors has the manpower, equipment and expertise to not only get the job done but also exceed expectations. 

  • Decontamination

    Decontamination

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    We have performed thousands of decontamination and facility closures from small single buildings to multi-building expansive facilities that require decontamination for mercury, lead, PCB and other contaminants.

    Clean Harbors offers Decontamination services for a wide range of circumstances by removing, neutralizing or destroying any harmful substance. 

    Whether you operate an oil refinery, a processing plant, a medical lab or any type of industrial facility, decontamination is critical to safe and efficient plant management. Clean Harbors has the technical expertise, manpower and equipment to decontaminate all sizes and types of facilities and waste. We provide Decontamination services for:

    • Heavy metals and chemicals 
    • PCBs and oil 
    • Individual chemical tanks and large plating tanks
    • RCRA closure of hazardous waste storage areas
    • Animal waste matter and rodents
    • Biohazards and pathogens (such as avian influenza)

    Download Fact Sheet (Decontamination Services)

    Proven Techniques

    • Manual scraping and use of high-efficiency particulate air filter vacuums 
    • Decontamination with bleach or other specialty chemical solutions 
    • Pressure washing 
    • Use of HEPA-negative air machines 

    When the health of your staff and function of your business depend on thorough, expert decontamination, contact Clean Harbors. 

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