Industrial hazardous waste poses a serious threat to both human health and the environment. As a leader in hazardous waste disposal, U.S. Waste Industries, Inc. assists with the identification, handling, transportation, and removal of hazardous substances. Our turnkey services are designed to meet any waste stream management needs. We ensure that manufacturing facilities, laboratories, and other sources of industrial hazardous waste are managed appropriately.

Learn about what is considered hazardous industrial waste, our waste disposal capabilities, and more.

Our Capabilities in Industrial Hazardous Waste Disposal

Industrial hazardous waste comes in many forms, including gas, liquid, and solid materials. These substances are classified as hazardous due to their toxicity, reactivity, flammability, or corrosiveness. U.S. Waste facilitates the proper disposal of any type of hazardous waste, including:

Hand Sanitizer Disposal

Hand sanitizer disposal

Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous waste disposal

Cleanouts Of Hazardous Waste-Contaminated Ponds and Lagoons

Cleanouts of hazardous waste-contaminated ponds and lagoons

Disposal Of Materials Contaminated With PFAS and PFOS

Disposal of materials contaminated with PFAS and PFOS

Waste Transportation

Waste transportation

Regulatory Compliance

Regulatory compliance



Materials Considered in Industrial Hazardous Waste Removal

The U.S. EPA categorizes hazardous waste into multiple types. Industrial settings feature many of these substances, making proper disposal a necessity. The most common types of industrial hazardous waste include:


Once a commonly used construction material, asbestos is known to cause various respiratory diseases when inhaled. Learn more about U.S. Waste’s asbestos removal services.


Batteries contain heavy metals and other toxic components. Lead-acid batteries and lithium-ion batteries must be disposed of correctly to prevent environmental contamination.

Biological waste

Medical waste ranging from biological agents to used needles to contaminated hospital and laboratory supplies are all considered hazardous as they pose a potential health risk.


Manufacturing, pharmaceutical, tank cleaning, and agricultural processes rely on potentially hazardous chemicals. Solvents, acids, bases, cleaning agents, and pesticides must be disposed of according to EPA guidelines.

Electronics and e-waste

Electronic devices contain several hazardous components, such as flame retardants, cadmium, mercury, and lead. They require specialized disposal methods.

Heavy metals

Heavy metals persist in the environment and are toxic to humans and wildlife. Substances like arsenic, cadmium, chromium, mercury, and lead are found in industrial processes, paints, electronics, and batteries.

Oils and petroleum products

Waste oils, fuel, and other petroleum-based products can contaminate soil and groundwater, posing a serious health risk to ecosystems and human health.

Radioactive materials

Radioactive substances are dangerous to human life and ecosystems. Waste from medical facilities that use radioactive materials, nuclear power plant waste, and other industry processes must utilize correct disposal methods.


Many industrial processes require the use of solvents, such as dry cleaning fluids, degreasers, and paint thinners. These substances are flammable, toxic, and hazardous.

The Industrial Hazardous Waste Disposal Process

All types of hazardous waste are governed by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), which establishes the framework for hazardous waste management. At U.S. Waste, we follow these guidelines as well as state-specific regulations to guarantee proper disposal of all hazardous substances. The disposal process for industrial hazardous waste involves the following steps:

Identification and classification

First, a hazardous material must be classified based on its characteristics. Substances should be labeled as reactive, corrosive, toxic, or ignitable to prepare for proper handling.

Handling and storage

Specialized storage containers prevent spills, leaks, and contamination. For some projects, secure storage areas are also required.


After it is safely contained, hazardous waste is moved using specialized vehicles and trained, licensed carriers. The hazardous materials are transported from their generation site to treatment, disposal, or recycling areas, all while complying with stringent transportation regulations.

Treatment and disposal

Depending on the substances involved, there are multiple treatment and disposal options. Incineration, physical treatment, chemical treatment, and stabilization are potential options for reducing the hazardous nature of the waste. After the materials have been rendered safe for disposal, they will be moved to an approved disposal location, such as a landfill or deep well injection.

Regulations and compliance

Hazardous waste handling and disposal are governed by strict regulations to safeguard human health and the environment. The regulations often vary by state or region. U.S. Waste provides proper documentation, reporting, and adherence to all relevant safety protocols.

Environmental impact

Handling hazardous waste correctly is essential for preventing soil, air, and water contamination. Waste contamination sites have a severe and lasting impact on surrounding ecosystems and public health. This makes it essential to enlist professional assistance to prevent accidents or resolve issues immediately after they occur. U.S. Waste offers a 24-hour toll-free emergency line to give customers access to our services at any time.

Sites Considered for Industrial Waste Removal

At U.S. Waste, we assist various customers with waste removal services, including treatment, temporary storage, and final disposal. Our industrial field services involve many unique facilities, including:

No matter where your hazardous waste is located, our team will ensure proper containment and disposal all while minimizing the potential environmental impact.

Disposal Methods for Industrial Waste

Depending on the type of industrial hazardous waste, we utilize several disposal methods:

U.S. Waste can help you determine the most appropriate solution for your hazardous materials and handle all the steps involved in their disposal.

Industrial Hazardous Waste Removal from U.S. Waste Industries, Inc.

Since hazardous waste poses such a significant threat to human life and the environment, its handling is governed by a complex web of regulations. Partnering with an experienced specialist can ensure you remain in compliance and obtain solutions tailored to your unique needs.

As a national leader in turnkey waste stream management, U.S. Waste Industries provides all the services industry-diverse organizations need to dispose of their hazardous materials properly. We provide regulatory documentation for our customers’ records to give them peace of mind knowing they comply with all relevant federal and state regulations. To learn more about our services or get started on your removal solution, contact us or request a quote today.