“Ninety-nine percent of that liquid was diverted from a landfill, where otherwise, methane would have escaped into the atmosphere,” said Special Waste Manager Jaime Aleman.
The most common material the Special Waste Team manages are asbestos and other building waste. The team also handles certified destruction loads for the Food and Drug Administration, Customs, and Border Patrol contraband seizures. These include containers of non-hazardous liquids like beer, soda, and cooking sauces.
Jaime and Special Waste Roll-Off Coordinator Claudia Arellano have more than 25 years of combined experience in managing difficult types of waste. These two individuals are the only team members to make up the Special Waste Department. While small, this department is mighty. They conduct site inspections, ensure that paperwork, labeling, and shipping manifests are complete and meet legal requirements.
To learn more or to inquire about special waste services, contact SpecialWaste@AthensServices.com.