Celebrating 70 Years
2022 marks the 70th anniversary of US Ecology providing industry-leading environmental, industrial and emergency response solutions to our customers. Seventy years of commitment and dedication to developing innovative waste disposal, treatment and recycling offerings to better manage our customers’ environmental needs and provide sustainable solutions to protect human health and the environment.
Our growth and success couldn’t have been achieved without the trust and partnership of our customers—you. And for that reason, we want to thank you. Thank you to every customer, vendor, supplier and partner throughout our storied journey. We appreciate your trust in our safe and compliant solutions that ensure your business continues operations day to day, year to year.
US Ecology Through the Years
For 70 years, committed team members and customers alike have ensured US Ecology reached the next level of environmental leadership, from
• Starting out in 1952 as the Nuclear Engineering Company who was licensed to securely dispose of low-level radioactive waste, to
• Expanding our geographic footprint and service offering into a comprehensive suite of environmental, industrial and emergency response services, and
• Engineering some of the nation’s most innovative and sustainable recycling technologies to match the pace and environmental needs of today’s industry.
We invite you to read through more of the important milestones across the decades that shaped US Ecology into the industry leader we are today.
Merger with National Response Corporation, Specialized Response Solutions, and Sprint Energy Services
ES&H Dallas and Midland acquired; Emergency & Spill Response Services added
Acquired Evoqua Vernon, CA facility
US Ecology is nationwide; Field & Industrial Services added
Changed name to US Ecology, Inc.
Thermal recycling services opened
Upgraded infrastructure at Texas, Nevada and Idaho; Added rail fleet
Grand View, ID facility acquired
American Ecology Corp. IPO
The Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA) and Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) was passed
Opened Robstown, TX hazardous waste disposal cells
Opened Beatty, NV hazardous waste disposal cells
First hazardous waste services facility opened (Sheffield, IL)
America’s second LLRW disposal facility opened (Richland, WA)
America’s first licensed LLRW disposal facility opened (Beatty, NV)
Founded as Nuclear Engineering Company