Incineration Services

If you’re looking for an efficient way to destroy hazardous organic compounds and deal with a wide variety of waste materials, no other method matches the effectiveness of high-temperature incineration. Veolia Environmental Services provides the most environmentally compliant, safe and cost-effective incineration service in the industry. And, once incinerated, the resulting ash and other residue is stabilized and placed in permanent land disposal.

Safely Incinerate without Burning Through Your Budget

Our incineration services provide benefits such as:

  • Destruction of hazardous waste at a cost-effective price
  • Access to our network of incineration facilities, strategically located across the U.S. and fully permitted to meet all applicable regulations and requirements
  • The security of complete cradle-to-grave services, from collection and transportation of your hazardous waste materials, through the final disposal of any ash or other residue in a secure land disposal facility
  • A full-range incineration system that includes both rotary kilns and fixed-hearth incineration technology for the ultimate in flexibility for handling your most difficult hazardous wastes
  • The ability to handle bulk or drummed wastes, eliminating the expense of special containers or special packaging of your wastes
  • In many areas, access to the efficiencies and cost savings of rail transportation
  • Assured destruction, including documentation, taking possession, witnessing destruction on your behalf, or observation by your team of receipt, storage and incineration
  • Direct inject capabilities for hard to handle liquids
  • Collection and transportation services to incineration facility
  • Prompt, safe and compliant incineration of waste

Although both Veolia incinerator facilities accept virtually all types of hazardous or non-hazardous waste, items accepted are based on the specific incinerator technology and regulatory permits at that location.  For example, our Trade Waste Incineration facility has the added capability of being licensed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) to store and destroy explosives, which includes anything from air bag actuators and ammunition to blasting caps and bomb components.

Wastes requiring different treatment technologies can all be shipped to Veolia’s Gulf Coast Service Center. For example, if you have solvent for recycling, treatment sludge for landfill and organics for incineration you can ship them all to us in one truck. The Gulf Coast Service Center facility can also accept PCBs and dual waste, which carry hazardous and medical classifications.

Other materials accepted at the Gulf Coast Service Center include:

  • Aerosols
  • Drum liquid
  • Drum solid
  • Drum sludge
  • Bulk liquid
  • Lab packs
  • PCB drum liquid
  • Bulk solids and sludge
  • Cylinders
  • PCB capacitors
  • PCB drum solids and sludge
  • PCB bulk solids and sludge
  • PCB bulk liquid

The Trade Waste Incineration facility can accept these candidates for assured destruction:

  • DEA controlled substances
  • Drugs
  • Goods with expired dates
  • Seized goods
  • Returned goods
  • Lab chemicals

To determine whether your waste can be incinerated at the facility near you, contact a Veolia representative today.

All of our incineration services can be custom-matched to the materials and specific needs you have. The flexibility of our technology, as well as our one-on-one customer approach, gives you a level of specialized Incineration Services that are unsurpassed in the waste industry.

Veolia Environmental Services maintains a proven record of compliance with health, safety and environmental regulations.

Veolia helps you:

  • Track your organization’s regulatory compliance via our Customer Information Management Solutions (CIMS)
  • Ensure that the handling, transport, recycling, reuse and disposal of all waste products meets state and federal regulations
  • Protect against liability

Veolia Incineration facilities:

  • Lead the industry in MACT Compliance1 with Veolia achieving an exceedence rate of 0.18 per month over 76 months, versus a competitors at 29.4 per month over only 18 months
  • Are fully permitted to meet all applicable regulations and requirements
  • Assure destruction of hazardous waste, such as controlled substances2


1The MACT standards, established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) for facilities burning hazardous wastes, include both emission standards (e.g., how much mercury can be emitted by a facility per hour) and operating standards (e.g., the incinerator has to operate between a minimum and maximum temperature).  These MACT standards also establish strict monitoring rules, applicable to both sorts of standards, which require the installation and continuous operation of many different pieces of monitoring equipment on the incinerator.


2The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) regulates certain chemicals by requiring strict tracking from the time of manufacture to the time of dispensation to the consumer. They are called Controlled Substances and can be found in Title 21 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) section 1300. These chemicals are divided into several lists, detailed in the regulations as Schedule I, II, III, IV and V. Controlled Substances can range from non-hazardous materials to RCRA hazardous wastes.

As required by law, Veolia maintains fully-funded closure plans for these facilities. Our facilities meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, as well as all applicable state regulations.

Veolia owns and operates four state-of-the-art incinerators located at two treatment complexes that serve the entire U.S. These facilities and certification permits include:

  • Gulf Coast Service Center, Port Arthur, TX: RCRA, TSCA, CERCLA and non-hazardous
  • Trade Waste Incineration, Sauget, IL: RCRA, CERCLA and non-hazardous

Additionally, Veolia also maintains thirty-six 10-day in-transit facilities across the country.

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