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We are your one-stop-shop for an innovative and environmentally friendly waste management solutions. With ERC, all you need to do is make one call, work with one vendor, and you’ll receive one bill. Over the years, we have perfected our process to provide you with the best possible service.
As the largest residual waste processing facility in the Mid-Atlantic Region, we are the partner businesses trust. Learn more about our process and find out how our top of the line facility and waste management solutions can help your business today.
ERC Waste Management Solutions
Waste Processing Lab
In bound trucks report to the staging area. The drivers are checked-in at the driver’s window where an inbound waste coordinator reviews their manifest and waste profile number. After the check-in process is complete, a composite sample is taken from each truck to our state-of-the-art, Pennsylvania accredited lab where it is tested to determine if it meets ERC’s permit for acceptance. Samples undergo testing such as:
- Flashpoint – >100 degrees for waste water treatment and >140 degrees for solidification
- Total halogens (TX) – if <1000 ppm the material is acceptable
- Solvent Scan – TX >1000, All 10 tested for F001 & F002 listed constituents must be <100ppm. If >4000ppm and acceptable, the material will only be processed solidification for landfill
- PCBs – <10ppb for waste water treatment and <50ppm with a source <50ppm for solidification
- Treatability on water – bench scale replication of our waste water treatment system
- BS&W – used to determine oil, water, rag layer, and solids content
- PH – must be between 2.01 and 12.49
The laboratory tests samples of all materials coming into the facility by permit. The average testing time is approximately 30 minutes from the time the truck arrives and a sample is taken to a full analysis. Once the testing is complete, the truck is taken to the offloading station where it is unloaded for processing. We use the results from the test to determine the best treatment for that particular waste stream.
As the largest residual waste processing facility in the Mid-Atlantic Region, our lab is able to process a high volume of environmental samples per day. This allows us to accommodate generators that need quicker turnarounds.
ERC is a leader in the pre-treatment of non-hazardous waste water. During the offloading process the waste material is pumped through a filter basket at one of our four offloading stations to capture any solids larger than 1/8”. The liquids are then pumped to 20,000-gallon vertical storage tanks where initial separation by gravity takes place. The oil phase separated in the tanks are pumped to a pre-treatment area where remaining solids and water are removed and the oil is sent to a refiner for recycling. The water from the bottom of these tanks are then staged for the waste water treatment system in 48,000-gallon tanks. This allows ERC to offload and treat waste from multiple truck loads at once, increasing volume and cutting down on wait times.
The waste water treatment system is a 3 stage, Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) system. In the first stage, various polymers are added inline to the water, and pumped to the DAF after the PH has been elevated. This stage removes oil/greases, metals, and solids. The treated water moves to the second stage, where the PH is lowered, a special chemical mixture is added and the material is run through the second DAF. Finally, the water is pumped to a third stage where the PH is again raised and the water is finished before discharged to the local sewer authority. The resultant floc that is removed in the DAF system is filter pressed using a plate and frame filter press and the solids are sent to a DEP permitted landfill and the water is re-run through the process and aids in treatment.
ERC is permitted to accept 110,000-gallon monthly average of wastewater and oil into the facility per day. Our equipment, processes, and permit allow ERC to manage high volume waste streams and projects while minimizing downtime, which saves our customers time and money.
Single Stream Treatment
Single Stream Treatment is a custom designed treatment for high volume and difficult to manage waste streams. Waste materials are isolated in this process and a specific chemical treatment is designed for individual waste streams. Filter-presses are used to further remove solids and metals before the materials are processed through the DAF system for discharge at permitted levels to the local sewer authority. Single Stream Treatment is helping our customers by minimizing hard to treat waste streams from disposal at landfills.
Solidification of Waste
Untreatable or solid wastes that comes into ERC goes through the solidification process that we have perfected over the years. Our four steel-lined in ground concrete vaults have the capacity to hold 6,000 gallons at a time. Material is mixed with an absorbent so that the material can be accepted by a DEP permitted landfill or waste-to-energy facility.
In the solidification building, outside haulers can request to rinse out their trucks or trailers. Haulers can request CSE and non-CSE washouts, ERC just requests that washouts be scheduled in advance. ERC washout services help outside haulers get their trailers and trucks clean for the next load and prevent cross-contamination.
ERC is a leader in the wastewater industry and contact us today to learn more about the waste management solutions we can provide for you. If you are interested in learning more about our process, you can contact us to request a tour of our facilities.