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Largest Waste Solidification Processor in the Southeastern US

Clark Environmental Admin - Thursday, April 23, 2015
On March 2, 2015, Clark Environmental's waste solidification permit was renewed by Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). As part of the permit renewal, CLARK doubled our capabilities to process sludge, liquid and solid materials. With 39,935 square feet of permitted processing and storage space (not including thermal treatment processing and storage),CLARK is now permitted to handle and process more sludge than any other facility in the entire Southeastern US.  

As part of the permit renewal, CLARK's waste processing permit allows us to process up to 9,660 tons of material and handle up to 62,544 gallons of Wastewater. This does not include our capabilities to process and store over 15,000 tons of material for Thermal Treatment.

While many competitors are limited to the amount of material they can process using roll-off boxes, our capabilities to process and treat material are unmatched.

To learn more about Clark Environmental's capabilities visit:

2013 Summer Tradeshows

Clark Environmental Admin - Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Clark Environmental Fishing Rod & Reel

Upcoming 2013


CLARK will be exhibiting at the trade shows listed below. 

Visit our booth at these events and enter for a chance to win a Custom Clark Environmental Fishing Rod and Reel. 

Florida Remediation Conference South

Florida Remediation Conference South 

May 9th-10th | Embassy Suites, Ft Lauderdale

For More Information Visit FRC South

Visit us at Booth #22


FAWQC Conference & Tradeshow 

June 12th-14th | Waldorf Astoria Naples

For More Information Visit FAWQC

Visit us at Booth #1

Florida Environmental Permitting Summer School

Environmental Permitting Summer School

July 17th-18th | Marco Island Marriot Resort

For More Information Visit Florida Environmental Network

Visit us at Booth #8

FPMA Sunshine Expo

FPMA Sunshine Food & Fuel Expo

July 20th-23th | Orlando World Marriot Center

For More Information Visit Food & Fuel Expo

Visit us at Booth #426

4 Reasons to Audit Your Disposal and Treatment Vendors

Clark Environmental Admin - Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Florida Sinkholes & Contaminated Soils

Clark Environmental Admin - Thursday, March 07, 2013
Most of us have recently heard in the news about sinkholes opening in Florida.   We figured that this is a good time for a reminder that in Florida, sinkholes can open almost anywhere. 

Sinkholes are increasing in occurrence in Florida, due primarily to the region's geology. The state is largely underlain by porous limestone, which can hold immense amounts of water in underground aquifers. As groundwater slowly flows through the limestone, it forms a landscape called karst, known for features like caves, springs and sinkholes. 

The water in aquifers also exerts pressure on the limestone and helps to stabilize the overlying surface layer, usually clay, silt and sand in Florida. Sinkholes form when that layer of surface material caves in.

Sinkholes and Petroleum Contaminated Soils

Thermal Treatment eliminates the liability for the generator, as well as FDEP in the case of the Petroleum Cleanup Program sites. In 2010 a sinkhole occurred under a landfill in Florida causing problems with the landfill's liner. In 1976 Congress passed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). This gave the EPA the authority to control the "cradle to grave" management of waste. The law established that it is the generator's responsibility for the waste. Also the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) established that the generator of wastes may be held liable for the cleanup of contamination, regardless of their involvement that caused the contamination. Therefore when choosing a facility for petroleum contaminated soils, it is always safer to Thermally Treat and eliminate all contaminates than risk the liability for a problem to occur in a landfill where your waste has been shipped.

Happy Holidays!

Clark Environmental Admin - Thursday, December 20, 2012

Upcoming Environmental Industry Events

Clark Environmental Admin - Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Clark Environmental will be participating in these upcoming industry events.  See you there!

TBAEP Social Networking Hour

Tampa Bay Association of Environmental Professionals

September 27, 2012 

New World Brewery, Tampa

For More Information visit: TBAEP 

Clark Environmental is an event sponsor

2012 METRA Environmental Excellence (E2) Day

Metropolitan Environmental TRaining Alliance (METRA)

October 5th, 2012 

SeaWorld Adventure Park's Ports of Call

For More Information visit: METRA E2 Day 

Visit our display for great giveaways

18th Annual Florida Remediation Conference
Florida Remediation Conference
October 11-12, 2012 
Caribe Royale Hotel & Convention Center

For More Information visit: Env-Net : FRC  

Visit Clark Environmental at Booth #8

Florida Brownfields Conference 2012

Florida Brownfields Association

October 28-31, 2012 

Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

For More Information visit: FL Brownfields

Visit Clark Environmental at Booth #27 

1st FDEP Permit for Treatment of Biofuels

Clark Environmental Admin - Monday, September 10, 2012

Clark Environmental, Inc. Becomes First Florida Facility for Treatment of Liquid Biofuel Contaminated Soils

Mulberry, FL., Sept. 10, 2012  — Clark Environmental, Inc. announced today it has received the first Florida Department of Environmental Protection permit to Thermally Treat Liquid Biofuel Contaminated Soils.  This permit enables Clark Environmental to remediate soils contaminated with liquid biofuels, such as ethanol, methanol, biodiesel, green diesel and vegetable oils. 

Clark Environmental currently has the largest and most technologically advanced High Temperature Thermal Treatment Facility for recycling petroleum contaminated soils and sludges in the South Eastern United States.  This additional treatment capability will provide Clark Environmental the opportunity to better serve energy, infrastructure, commercial and industrial customers throughout the state of Florida and Georgia. The facility is also permitted to thermally treat coal tar pitch and creosote contaminated materials. 

Jim Clark, Vice President states, “With the increasing focus on sustainability and biofuel production, Clark Environmental’s newest capability provides a remediation solution for soils contaminated with liquid biofuels.  Our thermal treatment facility cleans and recycles contaminated soils while eliminating our customer’s future liability.  This is a true sustainable remediation method as opposed to landfilling.”

To learn more about Clark Environmental visit them at or call 800.276.2187.

Polk Works - Employer of Distinction Award

Clark Environmental Admin - Monday, August 27, 2012
At the Polk Works annual ceremony at The Lakeland Center on Thursday, Clark Environmental was presented with the Employer of Distinction Award.  This award is given to businesses that have shown consistent commitment to improving their employees' lives and have won the Polk County Best Places To Work Award for three consecutive years.

2012 FAWQC Annual Conference

Clark Environmental Admin - Tuesday, June 12, 2012

2012 Hurricane Season

Clark Environmental Admin - Wednesday, May 23, 2012

2012 Hurricane Season

With Hurricane Season starting in 11 days, there is already a tropical storm in the Atlantic.  Tropical Storm Alberto hovered off the South Carolina and Georgia coasts on Sunday, producing showers and serving as a reminder that the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season is just around the corner.


The first storm of the season was not expected to approach landfall on the Carolinas' coast, but it prompted a brief tropical storm watch and forecasters warned that it could produce high winds, heavy surf, rip currents and scattered rain across the region.  The hurricane season officially begins June 1 and ends November 30th.


Hurricane Tips

NOAA will issue its 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook on Thursday, May 24th.  In 2011 there was a 70% chance of an above average hurricane season forecast .  Please keep their website handy for current hurricane information.             

Florida with Hurricane

 In preparing for the Hurricane Season, make the following plans for action: 

Know the hurricane risks in your area.  Learn the storm surge history and elevation of your area.

Learn safe routes inland.

Learn the location of official shelters.

Prepare a plan for your family and loved ones in advance of hazardous weather.

Ensure that enough non-perishable food and water supplies are on hand.

Have at least a one week supply of medications on hand.

Obtain and store materials, such as plywood, necessary to properly secure your home.

Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.

Keep trees and shrubbery trimmed of dead wood.

Review your insurance policy.

Determine where to move your boat in an emergency.

Make plans now on what to do with your pets should you be required to evacuate your residence. Public health regulations do not allow pets in public shelters, nor do most hotels/motels.

Individuals with special needs or others requiring more information should contact their County Emergency Management Office.