Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the most frequently asked questions received by our customer service staff.
Who do I contact about waste disposal?
Contact our Customer Service Department at email@example.com or Waste Management Customer Service - 800 685-8001
What is the cost for disposal?
Contact our Customer Service Department
What is the cost of a permit?
There is no cost associated with the permitting process.
What steps are necessary to dispose of special waste?
Complete and return the Waste Profile Sheet to our Environmental Specialist along with the analytical data or MSDS sheets, QA/QC report, and Chain of Custody. A Service Agreement and Credit Application may also be required. The Environmental Specialist will review the Waste Profile Sheet and other supporting documents, then a permit for disposal will be issued.
How do I obtain the necessary paperwork for obtaining a disposal permit?
Contact our Customer Service Department or our Environmental Specialist at 800 685-8001 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also click each link to download the Waste Profile Sheet (16k) or the Landfill Service Agreement (20k).
How long is a permit good for?
Permits are issued with either a 90-day or 1-year expiration date. If your permit expires and your project is not complete, please contact the Environmental Specialist to have it extended.
What analytical data is needed to support my profile?
This depends on the type and extent of contamination. To ensure proper analytical, please call Customer Service Department or the Environmental Specialist.
How many samples are needed to characterize my waste stream?
As a general rule of thumb, one 3-5 point composite sample is required per 100 tons of material. As the tonnage increases to greater than 500 tons, the required number of samples can be scaled back. Olympic View Sanitary Landfill has different sampling requirements than the other facilities. Please contact the Environmental Specialist for specific details.
Do you take drummed material?
Yes, whole drums are only accepted at Columbia Ridge and Chemical Waste Management of the NW. All other landfills accept empty drums that have been crushed or cut-up.
Can you accept asbestos and how does it need to be packaged?
Yes, contact Hillsboro Landfill or Columbia Ridge Landfill. You can also contact the DEQ Hazardous and Solid Waste Dept.
Do you accept liquid waste?
Yes, but only at Chemical Waste Management landfill. Please contact our Customer Service Department or Environmental Specialist for specific details.
What if my load is very wet, but mostly solid material? Can you accept it?
All waste streams must pass the Paint Filter Test in order to be landfilled. Free liquids are not allowed in any of the non-hazardous landfills. Only Chemical Waste Management of the NW can accept free-liquids (see above). Kitty litter, bark dust, diatomaceous earth or any other inert material may be added to loads in order to absorb liquids. Please contact the Environmental Specialist for specific details.
Do you offer hazardous waste incineration?
Please call our Customer Service Department for information about how to handle such materials.
Can you accept PCB contaminated waste streams?
Yes, Columbia Ridge Landfill can accept PCB contaminated waste if the concentration of PCB's is less than 50 PPM. Chemical Waste Management is the only northwest region Waste Management disposal facility certified to accept TSCA regulated PCB waste and waste with PCB concentrations greater than 50 PPM. Please contact Customer Service Department or the Environmental Specialist for details.
Can I dispose of Creosote railroad ties at your landfills?
Yes, all landfills accept railroad ties. However, they must be permitted into each facility and can not be longer than 8 feet.
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