Hazardous waste disposal can be dangerous, and it is heavily regulated. Rather than deal with all of that yourself, you can partner with a safe and reliable hazardous waste disposal contractor like AEG Environmental to ensure that your hazardous waste is dealt with properly. Once the waste leaves your facility, there are a variety of disposal options depending upon what the material is. Three of the many possible options are a sanitary landfill, surface impoundment, or a deep-well injection site.
So right about now you’re probably thinking “Wait a second, I didn’t think hazardous waste could go to landfills. Why would they take it to a landfill?” Yes, that’s exactly right, your hazardous waste cannot go to a regular landfill with the rest of your garbage. However, there are special landfills with heavy-duty liners and different monitoring systems that can safely handle solid hazardous wastes. The highly specialized liners help keep hazardous materials out of the soil and these landfills are placed far, far away from reservoirs and other water sources to prevent contamination.
Liquid waste materials are usually taken to surface impoundments. Once there, the materials are poured into shallow holes lined with impervious materials. They are then left there to let the liquid evaporate. Once the liquid evaporates, the solid material is collected and sent to a sanitary landfill. It should be noted that surface impoundment is highly dangerous and therefore only used as a temporary solution.
Deep-Well Injection Site
Deep-well injection is another method of disposing of liquid waste. At the injection site, there is a well that is dug down to below the water level. The waste material is then injected into the porous rock down there. In the US, roughly nine billion gallons of hazardous waste are injected into deep-wells every year.
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