Hazardous Waste Disposal

Steve Rich’s Environmental Abatement Services

Our professional abatement services provides our clients with a wide array of hazardous waste disposal solutions for large and small quantity generators. We offer multi-treatment capabilities with single-site convenience for a vast range of hazardous substances and materials.

Types of Hazardous Waste We Handle


Our comprehensive hazardous waste disposal and treatment capabilities include neutralization of acids and bases, oxidation and reduction and the hydrolysis of water reactives. We accept waste in drums, cylinders and lab pack configurations.

Gas Cylinders

Our comprehensive gas cylinder program is founded on our expertise in gas handling, process engineering, regulatory knowledge and specialty chemical treatment. We design safe, efficient treatment options for over 500 gases that would otherwise require more expensive disposal.


We accept and neutralize a broad variety of corrosive wastes, including: inorganic acid, phosphoric, nitric and chromic acids, as well as inorganic basic mixtures or discarded base products, such as sodium hydroxide, ammonium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. We also accept organic acids and bases, such as amines and acetic acid.

Fuels Blending

For fuels blending, we will pick up organic liquids, sludges and solids. We also accept fuels with high halogen content or those containing RCRA-regulated metal.


We accept pesticides in solid, liquid and gaseous states, including RCRA-regulated and non-regulated pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides. SET treats and consolidates these types of waste for final disposal.

Mercury Wastes

We are able to collect most metallic Mercury-containing instruments. We are also able to take care of most of the inorganic Mercury salts and salt solutions, such as mercuric chloride and mercuric sulfate, as well as organic Mercury wastes such as phenyl mercuric acetate. If in small quantities, we can lab pack Mercury waste or put it into drums and profile it as part of a waste stream.

Fluorescent Bulbs/Batteries/Light Ballasts

You can ship bulbs to us either whole or crushed. Please note that the EPA prohibits waste generators from crushing spent Mercury-containing lamps as a form of treatment unless the EPA specifically authorizes state programs that allow crushing under controlled conditions OPUS also accepts a variety of batteries, including alkaline, nickel cadmium, lead acid and Mercury. You can package batteries directly into drums of any size or you can lab pack small quantities for shipment to us. Each type of battery must be packaged separately, according to DOT regulations, except for alkaline, which are not regulated. Larger batteries can be shipped on pallets or in boxes.

We can accept PCB and non-PCB ballasts, as long as ballasts containing PCB are declared “exempt”, that is, they are small enough to meet the exempt guidelines per TSCA regulations. Ballasts can be packaged in drumsand must be shipped according to DOT regulations if the quantity of PCB material exceeds 1 pound.

Hazardous Waters

We accept wastes primarily composed of water contaminated with hazardous metals, such as lead, chromium, cadmium and other RCRA metals. Wastes received in drums or other containers are consolidated and then shipped for stabilization or incineration.

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