Hazardous Waste Management

Our Hazardous Waste Services:

Hazardous Waste ManagementMicrotech Environmental Services Corp. has been the leader in Hazardous Waste Management since 1992. We service the Metro New York, New Jersey and Connecticut area.

HazMat Process:

  • Quote: risk assessment, waste profile (the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties of the hazardous waste), then competitive free quote
  • Set Up: containment, air filtration, PPE personal protective equipment (hazmat suit, respirator, etc.), proper packaging, solvents, tools, sealant
  • Cleanup Techniques: chemical leaching and extraction, vaporization, pressurized water rinse with steam and air jets, scrubbing, scraping, halogen stripping, neutralization, dry heat, gas, vapor, fogging, foaming, steam sterilization, UV Disinfecting System (UV-C blue ultra-violet light)
  • Removal

If you’d like, Microtech can coordinate your waste disposal transportation logistics. We would include signature-ready waste manifests for the reporting, tracking, and shipping records to avoid fines.

The toxic waste and substances are neutralized and eliminated to help ensure the safety of your coworkers, reputation, and local community. We also restore your IAQ (Indoor Air Quality) to a healthy state.

Waste Types:

Characteristic Wastes: EPA determined hazardous wastes. Characteristic Waste is usually corrosive, ignitable, reactive (explosive or poisonous when mixed), and/or toxic. They are segmented into F-list (manufacturing and industrial), K-list (specific industries waste), P- and U-Lists (commercial chemical products).

Listed Waste: industrial chemical and solvent (e.g. petroleum refining, pharmaceutical, waste water treatment)

Universal Waste: battery, pesticide, mercury contained equipment, lamp bulb

Mixed Waste: dual wastes that create a reaction (e.g. dangerous, infectious) when combined (e.g. radioactive, chemical)

Examples of Hazardous Waste:

Hazardous Materials:

Asbestos, batteries, beryllium, bodily organs and tissue, cadmium, centrifuge, chips, circuit boards, computers, CRT cathode ray tubes (monitor and TV / television), explosives, electroplating waste (precious metals such as silver), fertilizer, fillings (dental), filters (auto), lamps (mercury and PCB filled if made before 1978 — fluorescent lamp bulbs, tubes, and ballets; neon bulbs; HID / high intensity discharge lamps; halogen bulbs; metal halide and sodium vapor lamps), lead & lead paint, mercury gauges, mold, nanoparticles, particulate matter, phones (cell phones, smart phones, tablets), photographic negatives, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), prescription pills and inhalers, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), silica (crystalline), synthetic mineral fibers, treated wood, thermostats, toxic metals, uranium, washers (auto), X-ray negatives

Hazardous Airborne & Liquid Substances (Solvent, Gas, Chemical):

Abrin, acetone, acetaldehyde, acids, aerosol, alcohol (Isopropyl), amalgam (chemical and mercury mixture), ammonia, ammonium hydroxide, anticoagulants, antifreeze, arsenic, arsine, asphalt fumes, barium, benzene, biotoxins, bisphenol A (BPA), blister agents, blood and blood agents, bodily fluids, 1-bromopropane (1-BP), brake and carburetor cleaners, bromobenzylcyanide (CA), 1,3-butadiene, butanone (methyl ethyl ketone, MEK), cadmium, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, carbon tetrachloride, chlordane, chlorine, chloroacetopheneone (CN), chlorobenzylidenemalononitrile (CS), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), chloroform, chemicals (organic, inorganic, dated), chloropicrin (PS), chlorpyrifos, chromium, cleaning fluid, coatings, cresols (ortho, meta, para, total), crude oil, diesel fuel & fumes, diacetyl, dibenzoxazepine (CR), dichlorobenzene, dioxin, distillation (bottoms, continuous), electroplating baths, endocrine disruptors, endrin, ethanol, ethylene glycol, ethylene oxide, flavorings, formaldehyde / methanal, gas (gasoline), heptachlor, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, hexachloroethane, hexavalent chromium, hydrofluoric acid, hydrogen peroxide and sulfide, hydrocarbons (halogenated), incapacitating agents, industrial wastewater, inks, inorganic pigments, iron and steel processing chemicals, iron processing chemicals, isocyanates, laundry & dry cleaning, mercury, metal plating baths, metalworking fluids, methane, methanol, methoxychlor, methyl alcohol, methylene chloride (paint thinner), mineral spirits, mustard gas (H), natural gas, nerve agents, nitric acid, nitrobenzene, nitrogen mustard (HN-1, HN-2, HN-3), nitrogen oxides, octane, oil, organic or inorganic chemicals, organophosphate pesticides, OxiTitan pesticide, ozone, paint, pentachlorophenol (PCP), perchlorate, perchloroethylene (PCE, PERC), perisitent organic pollutants (POPs), pesticides, petrochemicals, petroleum, petroleum refining solvents, phosphoric acid, photographic chemicals, phthalates, polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs), polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), prescriptions (creams, lotions, ointments whether dropped, expired, or samples), propane, pyridine, radon, reacted chemicals, reagents, ricin, riot control agent, selenium sulfide, sludge, sodium azide, solvents, stibine, styrene, sulfur mustard (H), sulfur dioxide (SO2), sulfuric acid, tear gas, tempo, tetrachloroethylene, tetramethyl ammonium hydroxide, thinners (paint and lacquer), toluene, toxic alcohols, TP (silvex), Trifluorobromomethane, trichloroethylene, trichlorophenol, turpentine, vapor degreasing, vesicants, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) vomiting agents, wash-up and waste solvents, wastewater treatment sludge, wood preservatives

Industries where Hazardous Waste is prevalent:

Aerospace, Aircraft, Automotive, Clinic, Construction, Demolition, Dentist, Dry Cleaner, Electronic (e-waste), Electroplating & Metal Finishing, Fertilizer, Fiberglass, Government (Federal, State, Local, Municipal), Hospital, Laboratory, Medical, Military, Painter / Coating Shop, Pesticide, Petroleum, Pharmaceutical, Radiology, Real Estate (Commercial, Residential, Retail), Semiconductor, Telecommunication

Medical Conditions from Hazardous Materials:

Exposure to hazardous materials could be lethal. Medical problems could include cancer, behavioral abnormalities, disease, genetic mutation, physiological malfunctions, and physical deformations. Unborn children and infants are most susceptible. Exposure can be inhalation, ingestion, and tactile.

Benefits of Eliminating Hazardous Waste:

  • Increased productivity and efficiency
  • Reduced operation costs, liability, and possibly license fees
  • Fewer regulations and violations
  • Preferred vendor status
  • Improved public image
  • Increased property value
  • Lower insurance rates

Extremely Hazardous Waste:

Extremely Hazardous Waste requires calling “911” so specialized emergency response teams to be dispatched first before cleanup and removal.

There are 3 types of extremely hazardous waste: CBRN (weapons), ATSDR (chemical spills), and IDLH (airborne).

CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear) are weapons and devices used as Weapons of Mass Destruction or WMD. They require NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) to be notified and dispatched with specially trained personnel to investigate and remove the threat first. Usually there is a MOS (Military Occupational Specialty) code which identifies the job. CBRN Explosives (CBRNe), CBRN Defense (CBRND), CBRN Event (CBRNE) are other common terms used.

ATSDR (Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry) Emergency Response Teams assist in an emergency situation that involves environmental extremely hazardous substances, such as chemical and oil exposure. Typical team members are toxicologists, physicians, and other scientists.

IDLH, Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health, involves deadly airborne contamination with permanent health problems.


HazMat is short for hazardous material, which makes up the hazardous waste.

Hazardous waste is any solid, liquid, sludge, infectious, or gas waste, which has the potential to cause harm to humans, animals, or the environment. The waste can be biological, chemical, or physical.

Biohazard or biological hazard is an infectious disease microorganism (biological agent, pathogen), which is harmful to humans and animals. Biological research, experimentation, hospitals, medical facilities are common places to find them.

HAZWOPER is the acronym for Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, which requires immediate action and specialized training. We have technicians that have received the specialized additional HAZWOPER training and certification.

The opposite of hazardous waste would be solid waste, which has no short term health or safety hazard and any employee could clean up.

Hazardous Waste is also known as:

  • hazmat, hazardous material, hazardous substances
  • biohazard, biological hazard
  • toxic waste, toxic substances
  • solvent waste

Hazardous Waste Management is also called Bioremediation, Biohazard Cleanup, Biological Hazard Cleanup, Hazardous Waste Disposal, Universal Waste Management, Toxic Waste Management, Toxic Waste Disposal.