The tight regulation of hazardous waste transportation and disposal means that if your business produces hazardous waste, from a single barrel to an entire warehouse, you’ll need to work with a hazardous waste contractor to get it from point A to point B and disposed of properly. So, when you’re hunting for a hazardous waste disposal quote, what goes into it, and what makes the difference in selecting who? Today, we will break down all aspects of such a quote and what you need to know.

What Do You Need for a Quote for Hazardous Waste Disposal?

Generally, especially when using a hazardous waste contractor for the first time, you’ll need an on-site estimator to gather information, discuss budget and timeline, and review the hazardous waste in question. This includes the regulatory status of the products, their volume, physical state (solid, liquid, sludge, etc.), and any available analytical results. Anything can be a factor in the cost of the quote, from where the waste is located (which impacts logistics) to how it is currently packaged/contained and how it needs to be packaged/contained to be transported on the road.

Factors in Hazardous Waste Transporation & Disposal

Creating a quote for hazardous waste disposal is a multifaceted endeavor because it involves navigating the complex regulations around hazardous waste and the Department of Transportation. This means there are many factors that go into every quote, including:

  • Labor: A wide range of personnel may be needed to complete the analysis, storage, and transportation of hazardous waste, including chemists, technicians, and drivers.
  • Equipment: This commonly includes items used to transport hazardous, most commonly vehicles such as vans, box trucks, and tankers.
  • Materials: This includes products that are used for storing hazardous waste, such as 55-gallon drums, packing materials, and miscellaneous tools/disposable items.
  • Transportation: A disposal facility permitted to manage your type of hazardous waste (close enough to limit transportation costs) is identified, and travel costs are estimated.
  • Disposal: Disposal costs will depend on the facilities selected, their costs, and any additional fees they level. Different types of waste can have very different costs associated with them.
  • Other: Other services can factor into a hazardous waste quote, with the most common being the analysis and profiling of types of hazardous waste by a field chemist.

There can also be qualifiers and limitations on a quote depending on what hazardous waste is found. Depending on your business’s size and amount of hazardous waste generation, it may make sense to leave some hazardous waste out of a quote if it has onerous transportation or disposal costs associated with it.

Getting a Hazardous Waste Disposal Quote from NEDT

At NEDT, we’ve got both the experience and the size to deal with any hazardous waste disposal, from a single drum to an entire tanker truck. Our professional estimators will come to your site or business at no cost, gather the required information, and then provide a comprehensive time and materials estimate that matches your project requirements before work begins. Dive right into a quote by filling out our contact form today.

Of course, hazardous waste transportation and disposal aren’t the only services we provide. We offer the same in-depth analysis and quotes for all of our services, including industrial cleaning and maintenance, site remediation, emergency spill response, and disaster recovery. We believe that hazardous waste shouldn’t be difficult to dispose of, and our years of service show it. Contact NEDT to learn more and to start your consultation today.