Environmental Remediation Services

Manufacturing, refining and other industrial activities often result in the release of hazardous materials into the surrounding environment. Even facilities with the tightest environmental controls often experience accidents during which industrial materials find their way into the local air, water and ground.

When soils and other media become contaminated, remediation is required to remove the hazardous materials and return the area to its original state. WM is an industry leader in the handling and disposal of soils and other media contaminated with hazardous wastes.

Materials we commonly deal with include:

  • Petrochemical hydrocarbons
  • Polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (e.g. naphthalene and benzopyrene)
  • Solvents
  • Pesticides
  • Lead and other heavy metals

In the event of a spill or discovery of other environmental contamination, our remediation experts will work with your facility management to develop a remediation plan that is practical, effective, cost-efficient, and that creates minimal impediments to your ongoing operations.

When necessary, we can transport your contaminated materials off-site for proper treatment and disposal. WM currently operates five state-of-the-art facilities specially designed and permitted for hazardous waste processing and secure landfill disposal. These are:

WM employs a variety of processes for the proper handling and disposal of hazardous waste. These include:

  • Microencapsulation
  • Macroencapsulation
  • Bioremediation
  • Stabilization
  • Aqueous treatment
  • PCB disposal
  • Drum management services