Soil Recycling

Over the years, Clark Environmental, Inc. has faced an increase in Thermal Treatment operating expenses and a continuing decrease in the State Legislature funding of remediation projects in the Petroleum Restoration Program.  In order to maintain our core commitment of cost-effective environmental solutions, we have made the tough decision of winding down our Thermal Treatment Facility and discontinuing the acceptance of soils for Thermal Treatment.  

However, we’ve already made slight adjustments in our operations, and can still accept petroleum contaminated soils while helping the State of Florida reach its goal of 75% recycling by the year 2020.  

Section 62-716.480, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), was revised in 2012 to modify the methodology used to calculate the recycling rate as well as the materials/operations that count towards the recycling goal.  In addition to expanding the definition of MSW to include waste collected as a result of remediation services, the rule revision also added landfill cover (daily, intermediate and final) to the list of materials/operations that receive recycling credit.  Each ton of MSW used as daily, intermediate, or final cover in solid waste disposal facilities in accordance with the permit conditions for such facilities shall count as one ton of recycled material (Section 62-716.480(4)(e), F.A.C.).

All that means is that we will still be accepting bulk loads of petroleum contaminated soils, and can now include arsenic contaminated soils, and other non-petroleum soils for disposal; while helping the State reach its goal of 75% recycling by the year 2020.  Each ton of bulk soil received will be used as daily and/or intermediate cover counting as one ton of recycled material.

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