Category: Hazardous Waste

  • Waste Not, Want Not: Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control Programs Protect Utah Residents

    Learn how the Utah DEQ Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control protects Utah residents through its waste, radiation, and recycling programs.

  • Aragonite Permit: Clean Harbors, LLC

    Aragonite is a commercial waste incineration, transfer, and storage facility located in a remote area of Tooele County, Utah. It was formerly known as Safety-Kleen (Aragonite) Inc., Laidlaw Environmental Services (Aragonite), Inc. and Aptus, Inc. The incinerator is a 140 million BTU slagging rotary kiln with a vertical afterburner chamber. The gas cleaning train consists…

  • Clean Harbors Clive, LLC

    Clean Harbors Clive, LLC is a subsidiary of Clean Harbors, Inc. and is in Tooele County. The facility is approximately 80 miles west of Salt Lake City, three and one-half miles south of Exit 49 on I-80. The facility was known as the USPCI Clive Incineration facility when originally permitted in 1991. USPCI was later…

  • RCRA Part B Hazardous Waste Permit:
    Clean Harbors Grassy Mountain LLC

    The Grassy Mountain Facility is a commercial, waste, treatment, storage, and disposal facility located near Knolls in Tooele County, Utah. It is approximately 80 miles west of Salt Lake City in the desert portion of the Bonneville basin near the Grassy Mountains. The site is one square mile and is remotely located. It is owned…

  • Bacchus Hazardous Waste Facility:
    ATK Launch Systems

    The ATK Launch Systems, Bacchus Facility is located in West Valley City, Utah and was formerly owned and operated by the Hercules Company.The Bacchus Facility includes the following subparts. Plant 1 which is owned and operated by ATK, NIROP (the Naval Industrial Reserve Ordnance Plant) which is owned by the Navy and operate by ATK,…

  • Perpetual Care of Commercial Hazardous and Radioactive Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities (Five-Year Review)

    DEQ has submitted to the Legislative Management Committee its report on the Five-Year Review of Financial Assurance and Perpetual Care of Commercial Hazardous Waste and Radioactive Waste Treatment, Storage, and Disposal Facilities.

  • Household Hazardous Waste

    On average, every Utah citizen generates four pounds of garbage daily. With 2 million Utah residents, that means our landfills could receive 8 million pounds daily or 2.9 billion pounds yearly.

  • Day 3 Conduct a Household Hazardous Waste Inventory:
    Earth Day

    Household hazardous wastes (HHW) are products in your home and garage that are poisonous, flammable, corrosive, or toxic.

  • Management of Solid and Hazardous Waste in Utah

    Jump to: Mission Division Programs Used Oil Waste Facilities Disposing Waste Chemical Agent Program Mission of the Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control, under the Department of Environmental Quality, ensures the proper management of solid and hazardous waste and operates under the authority of the following…

  • Marketers:
    Permitted Used Oil Facilities

    Marketers are handlers who either direct shipments of used oil to be burned as fuel in regulated devices or, claim that EPA and State specifications are met for used oil. By definition, marketers fall into at least one of the following categories: More information on Marketers: Please refer to the Standards for the Management of…

  • On-Specification/Off-Specification Used Oil Burner:
    Permitted Used Oil Facilities

    Used oil may be processed for energy recovery, by removing water and particulates so that it can be used as fuel to generate heat or to power industrial operations. This form of recycling of used oil is not as preferable a method as re-refining, because it only enables the oil to be reused once. Nonetheless,…

  • Re-Refiners and Processors:
    Permitted Used Oil Facilities

    Re-refiners and processors are facilities that blend or remove impurities from used oil so that it can be burned for energy recovery or reused. Included in this category are re-refiners who process used oil so that it can be reused in a new product such as a lubricant. The most common method of recycling is…

  • Transporters and Transfer Facilities:
    Permitted Used Oil Facilities

    Used Oil Transporters are companies that pick up used oil from various sources and deliver it to re-refiners, processors, or burners. Transfer facilities include facilities where used oil is held for longer than 24 hours, but not longer than 35 days. Examples of transfer facilities are storage tanks, loading docks and parking areas. Annual Report…

  • Background of the Used Oil Program

    Why have a used oil program? Used oil is a valuable resource Improperly disposed of, it’s harmful Program background Because used oil recycling makes a contribution to present energy demands and offers a safe outlet for a material often dumped haphazardly into the environment, The U.S. Congress, the EPA, the Utah Legislature, and the Department…

  • Collection Centers:
    Used Oil Program

    Managing used oil to maximize its economic value, while minimizing pollution makes good sense. The Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control believes that the majority of Utah residents are environmentally sensitive and willing to participate in a used oil recycling program. The Division is diligently working with local health officials and businesses in an…

  • Frequently Asked Questions:
    Used Oil Program

    What is meant by “household DIYer”? A household DIYer is a “do-it-yourself” oil changer – any person who changes the oil in their own vehicles or other personally owned equipment. Why is a special program to collect this oil necessary? The U.S. EPA estimates that 50% of Americans change their own oil and only 35%…

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