The EnviroSolutions team that engages with the construction community consists of seasoned professionals that speak your language. We understand deadlines, EPA regulations and the dynamic nature of your fast-track projects. ESI can also help support your Green Building initiatives as we have LEED Accredited Professionals on staff.
EnviroSolutions provides dependable service to construction sites, with regularly scheduled or on-call pick-ups—even offering nighttime and weekend services upon request. Special waste handling services of contaminated soils or asbestos are also available.
- The following materials cannot be collected in roll-off containers: batteries, hazardous waste, liquids, paints, oils, medical waste, tires and white goods (appliances) containing chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs).
- Material such as concrete, dirt, sod or any other heavy, compact material loaded above the 2' mark on any can is subject to refusal for safety purposes. Please reference the images below as a visual guideline.
As waste management experts, we have two main points of contact with the EPA. Our entire business involves disposing of other industry’s waste, as well as consumer waste, and we are often the endpoint for the very substances that the EPA exists to police. Thus, many of our clients come to us specifically for help disposing of or containing waste in a way that complies with all environmental laws and protects the public. Ultimately, we are accountable to our customers as a crucial partner in helping them meet all EPA guidelines.
At the same time, the waste industry is itself an industry regulated by the EPA. Since our business handles a wider range of substances and waste than virtually any other industry, there are very careful guidelines in place regulating how we transport, handle, contain and dispose of our customers’ waste. You cannot simply buy a few acres of land and call it a landfill; it has to be carefully lined, sealed, vented and drained so that pollution does not leach out in even the most adverse of environmental conditions.
What this means is that ESI works continuously with the EPA to make sure we are abreast of all regulations and any changes in the way a substance or category of substances is handled. For example, new technologies can mean that substances never before handled now become a routine part of industrial waste. Likewise, new discoveries about the effects of a substance can mean that something once thought harmless can come under regulation. We consider it part of our duty to make sure that every environmental policy is followed, not just because it’s the law, but because it’s the right thing to do for our environment and our community.
Recently, there has been some change in the way the EPA is administered. EPA employees come from a variety of backgrounds, with many specializing in environmental science or in law and public affairs. However, for much of its history, the EPA also employed people with backgrounds in the industries it regulates, and the highest level EPA officials have almost always been drawn from these industries. In theory, this is because people who have actually worked in the industry understand it better than industry outsiders. But this policy has always drawn criticism as former industrialists may also have mixed loyalty. Recently, President Obama put this issue to rest by appointing Gina McCarthy, an environment regulations expert with no industry ties, as the head of the agency.
ESI is also well versed in the EPA’s Clean Water Act – which requires covering of construction dumpsters during rain events. We can assist your team in meeting all regulatory compliance issues you may face.
No matter what direction the EPA goes in, ESI remains dedicated to working closely with the government to make sure all waste is disposed of safely, from the dumpster level to our largest landfills.