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Recycling Is Less Expensive Than

Using Disposable Absorbants.


ECO Friendly - IAS’s service is closed loop. No drains and no dumpsters are on site and therefor no potential liability. IAS does not charge for free standing liquids. At IAS we want all the liquids you can give us because we recycle it. Uniform companies send saturated absorbents through their water wash systems, and they pay heavy fines for pollution discharge, which explains the extra charge for liquids.

Liability Guidlines - It is against E.P.A. regulations to dump saturated absorbents in the landfill. North Carolina went a step further and put it in their own RCRA regulations. IAS has been recycling absorbents since 1994. Your company’s oil is recycled, and your company’s absorbents are recycled. You receive the same absorbents back after recycling.

IAS won the 2001 S.C. Governors Pollution Prevention award



RCRA Regulation:  The EPA found that petroleum contaminated absorbents leak through the lining of lined landfills and contaminate ground water. The state of North Carolina has laws that directly prohibit the disposal of absorbents in landfills. Other states have passed similar legislation.

Read the regulations.

EPA Wiper Rule:  EPA’s regulatory status of solvent wipers is the same for used oil absorbents. Any absorbent, destined to be laundered, is not considered a solid waste, thus it does not have to be manifested.

Read the regulations.

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