How It Works:

Petroleum Impacted Soil Characterization, Approval & Pricing:  After we receive and accept your completed soil characterization profile (see below to download form) we quote you a price subject to our standard terms and conditions.  Unit pricing ($/ton) is based upon quantity, the amounts and type of petroleum constituents present. The profile requires analytical testing of a representative composite sample of the petroleum impacted soil to assure there are no elevated concentrations of heavy metals or other constituents present that we cannot effectively treat.  The soil samples and analytical testing is typically provided by you, however, for an additional fee we can have one of our field technicians collect the samples for analysis by a NYSDOH-certified commercial analytical laboratory. 

Acceptance Criteria:  We accept only petroleum impacted soil from spill sites that contain gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and fuel oil.  Some motor or hydraulic oils may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.  Soils that contain solid wastes, medical waste, radiologic waste, hazardous or toxic wastes, chlorinated solvents, or heavy metals or other hazardous substances exceeding NYSDEC Soil Cleanup Objectives for unrestricted use are strictly forbidden by permit condition.  Soils with significant amounts of brick, rock, metal, concrete, wood or debris may also not be accepted.

Transportation and Delivery:  Upon your written acceptance of our price quote, we schedule delivery to our facility during normal workday hours (Mon.-Fri. 8:30am-5 pm).  We can also provide a quote for transportation upon request. Prior to entering our facility, each load must be weighed at a nearby scale.  When your soil enters our facility each load is visually inspected and field "screened" for final acceptance.  At that point, Tonawanda terminals takes ownership of the soil.

Enhanced Biological Treatment: The petroleum impacted soil is spread over a compacted clay "biopad" and is mechanically tilled with moisture and nutrient control to promote aerobic biodegradation of the petroleum compounds by microorganisms present in the soil. All storm water runoff from the biopads are collected and reused, treated and/or tested prior to discharge.


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