A New and Better Way to Manage Waste

Now that US Ecology is part of Republic Services Group, our combined company offer customers the unmatched ability to use one provider to internally manage nearly all of your waste needs through a single point-of-contact, whether it be solid, hazardous, non-hazardous, universal or radioactive.

The Leading Total Waste Solutions Provider

US Ecology is now a Republic Services company. Together, as the leading provider of Environmental Solutions in the marketplace today, we offer the most complete set of services to our customers including waste treatment, disposal and recycling, field and industrial services and 24/7 emergency response services. Our teams can internally manage nearly 90% of your waste needs, depending on the customer, through one single point of contact.

Total Waste Solutions (TWS) programs offer large industrial companies with multiple, expansive manufacturing facilities a turnkey, centralized solution that reduces cost and waste while making progress toward specific environmental and sustainability goals. US Ecology's dedicated, industry experts within our Managed Services Group (MSG) manage all our customers' waste streams across all facilities, gathering data and utilizing industry expertise to standardize processes and provide broad visibility into performance and waste needs.

Our customized Total Waste Solutions programs are tied to help you meet your specific ESG  goals. Reduce cost, minimize waste, have more and better data to manage your program and improve sustainability as you consolidate management of your waste. 

Republic Services is an environmental services industry leader with the vision to partner with customers to create a more sustainable world. Republic’s vast service footprint and industry-leading waste and recycling capabilities, combined with US Ecology’s best-in-class hazardous and non-hazardous waste management assets, Industrial, Field and Emergency Response services and expertise, enables us to offer you the most turnkey solution in the marketplace. As proven leaders, Republic Services and US Ecology can meet all your environmental needs. 

Our customers highly value the strategic partnership approach our MSG team takes with them. We strive to help you be successful in achieving all your environmental and financial goals. Backed by over 70 years of environmental experience and a nationwide network of self-owned treatment and disposal facilities, US Ecology has the expertise and capabilities to help you manage all your environmental needs.

Our Process

US Ecology manages, tracks and reports all of your hazardous and non-hazardous waste streams across all your facilities through a single point of contact. Once establishing a standardized and consolidated view of your waste data, we implement strategies to reduce environmental impact and costs while assuring compliance. Annual cost and volume reduction targets are included in a written performance improvement plan to measure progress. With a track record of creating innovative solutions to reduce the environmental impact of your waste streams, we will define specific solutions that meet your needs. 

The Value of a TWS Program

There are a variety of benefits of a TWS program that are worth considering. Strong TWS programs are typically tailored closely to individual company needs to provide maximum return on investment (ROI), but, in general, you can expect to benefit from several of the following factors.

Improved Compliance and Risk Reduction

Relying on an experienced single source and single point of contact for management of transportation, disposal and recycling of hazardous, non-hazardous, special and universal waste can reduce risk related to lack of uniformity in how waste is managed in an organization. Employees at an environmental solutions provider like US Ecology, for instance, are highly qualified, trained and well-supported, with decades of experience handling even the most complex hazardous waste streams. As a result, they can ensure indemnification and compliance with all regulations related to consolidating functions that manage waste.

Cost Savings

There are several ways that a TWS program can save companies money. First, environmental solutions providers with broad networks have strong negotiating power with vendors, and thus, they can often save on costs associated with transportation, disposal or recycling through brokered deals. Also, a TWS provider like US Ecology actively looks for additional waste reduction opportunities and process efficiencies throughout the course of a contract term, relying on gathered data to find ways to streamline operations. Simply by having a comprehensive view of standardized practices across an organization, a TWS provider can recognize opportunities for savings that may previously have gone unnoticed.

Goal Progress Tracking

Besides saving money and avoiding fines, a TWS program can create a path toward realization of sustainability goals. Whether “zero landfill” is an objective or not, TWS program providers can help companies gain a comprehensive grasp on their waste situations while also generating and analyzing the data necessary to create or measure against key performance indicators laid out in corporate sustainability initiatives. They can even provide initial waste audits and analysis to establish a baseline if waste data is unavailable, and they can also implement and manage a waste tracking system once a TWS program is underway.

Creative Solutions

The biggest benefit of a TWS program is sometimes simply having access to the deep knowledge of experts whose core competency is the complex management of waste. These experts can not only identify opportunities for improvement of internal processes and structures that are causing slowdowns/inefficiency, but they can advise on innovative means of recycling or disposing of waste in a manner that saves money and reduces liability.

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