January 1, 2017
outside of a refinery

US Ecology’s Thermal Desorption Unit (TDU) can now serve any market sector generating recoverable organic waste thanks to the company’s enhanced RCRA permit. The operation’s Subpart-X permit allows US Ecology to serve petrochemical plants and other generators of organic bearing waste. Building off of nine years of success recycling over 10 million gallons of oil from refinery waste, the enhanced permit expands the market served by the TDU enabling a broad array of customers to benefit from more sustainable waste treatment technologies than incineration and other methods.  The Subpart-X permit also enables USE to operate as a Verified Recycler making customers potentially eligible to reduce their liability and cost by granting their outbound waste streams exemption from RCRA status.

US Ecology’s TDU has the ability to treat and recycle several different waste streams including:  

  • Organic bearing waste from petroleum, petrochemical and manufacturing practices
  • Organic bearing liquids, sludges and solids
  • Metal bearing catalysts

“We are excited to announce that we can now serve generators of recoverable organic waste in any market sector with the Subpart-X permit,” stated Ken Knibbs, Vice President of Technical Services. “US Ecology can now extend a waste management technology, which is more sustainable and cost-effective than incineration, to a broader range of customers.” The unit itself is located at our Robstown, TX location alongside our hazardous waste landfill and box washing facilities.

US Ecology offers turnkey services by providing in-house transportation, disposal and treatment solutions. These services combined with our TDU capabilities best position US Ecology to provide safe and responsible hazardous and non –hazardous waste management solutions that are both sustainable and cost-effective. For more information please visit www.usecology.com or call us at (800) 242-3209.