Choosing the most appropriate method for waste disposal streamlines your operations and significantly reduces the cost of managing waste. At U.S. Waste Industries, Inc. we offer various types of waste disposal, including incineration services. To meet a range of disposal needs, we can incinerate various types of waste, including both hazardous and non-hazardous materials.

Incineration Disposal Process

U.S. Waste Industries, Inc. provides comprehensive incineration services for hazardous and non-hazardous waste, including corrosive liquids and solids, flammable materials, and pesticides. We maintain four incineration facilities to safely accommodate different types of waste.

First, the waste is loaded into a sealed incineration chamber that completely contains all of the material and the heat and emissions generated in the process. Next, depending on the type of material inside, the chamber is heated to between 1800°F and 2200°F. As the waste breaks down, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxides, and water vapor are released and the waste material turns to ash and soot.

All emissions are carefully contained, filtered, and treated to reduce total emissions released into the atmosphere. The heat energy produced during combustion can be captured to generate electricity or heat buildings. The remaining ash and any metal or other solids, now much more compact and inert, can be properly disposed of.

Incineration Disposal Applications

Many types of waste can be incinerated:man looking through inspection glass of industrial incinerator

  • Soil
  • Oil and sludge
  • Liquids
  • Gases, pressurized aerosols, and cylinders
  • Chemicals and solvents
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
  • Hazardous and non-hazardous solid and liquid waste
  • Food waste
  • Medical waste

Prior to incineration, a material profile and sample are required. Some materials, such as asbestos, radioactive wastes, and explosive items, cannot be incinerated.

When to Consider Incineration Disposal

Incineration disposal offers an efficient, safe, and cost-effective solution for industrial, commercial, and residential waste. It offers many benefits, such as:

Reduction of Waste Volume

Bulky, heavy, or high-volume waste can be expensive to manage. Incineration helps by:

  • Reducing the total volume of waste, which reduces disposal costs
  • Capturing, filtering, and releasing gas emissions
  • Transforming the waste into lighter, more compact ash

This makes waste easier to handle and keeps nearby landfill sites from filling up too quickly.

Renewable Energy Generation

It is possible to capture and reuse heat generated by incineration. In this way, waste becomes fuel for generating electricity and supporting industrial power production. Specific applications vary based on the location of the incineration sites and the needs of the local community.

Safe Disposal of Hazardous Waste

Incinerating hazardous waste keeps it from leaching into soil and waterways, where it can harm people, animals, and the environment. The process breaks waste down into component parts that are safer to handle, store, and dispose of in landfills.

Reduction of Odors and Pests

Untreated waste attracts rodents and insects, which can quickly multiply, spread disease, and threaten the safety of landfill employees. What’s more, organic matter decomposes, releasing strong odors. Incinerated waste, especially from organic matter and sludges, has no odor, does not attract pests, and destroys disease-causing contaminants.

Incineration Disposal Industries

At U.S. Waste Industries, we provide managed incineration services for many industries, including the following:

  • Agriculture and food production
  • Ammunitions
  • Foram and adhesive manufacturers
  • Government facilities and installations
  • Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Refineries

Incineration Disposal From U.S. Waste Industries, Inc.

U.S. Waste Industries, Inc. is a full-service environmental company with management and disposal services for commercial and industrial waste. Our capabilities include incineration, microencapsulation, deep well injection, fuel blending, water treatment, and nonhazardous waste solidification or stabilization.

Please contact us to learn more about our waste services or request a quote for incineration and waste management pricing.