Clean Earth opens transfer facility in Puerto Rico

Clean Earth, a division of Harsco Corporation, has opened a new 10-day hazardous waste transfer facility in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

The 5,900-square-foot facility increases Clean Earth’s capacity to transport hazardous and non-hazardous waste from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to Clean Earth’s U.S.-based treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) for processing and recycling.

Like all Clean Earth’s 10-day facilities, the Caguas site accepts both RCRA hazardous and non-hazardous wastes from various industries including energy, infrastructure, commercial, industrial, consumer commodities, medical, and pharmaceutical markets. Customers may also transport their own material to the facility.

Clean Earth leased the warehouse property and secured permits in anticipation of growing demand in the region. The 10-day facility serves 312 waste generators in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

“The opening of a new 10-day hazardous waste transfer facility in Puerto Rico exemplifies Clean Earth’s commitment to maintaining a national transportation network that offers customers the assurance that their waste is being handled responsibly,” said Nick Grasberger, chairman and CEO of Harsco Corporation.

“With the expansion of this national transportation network into U.S. territories, Clean Earth is growing with its enterprise customers.”

Clean Earth is one of the largest specialty waste companies in the United States. It provides remediation, disposal, recycling and beneficial reuse solutions for hazardous and non-hazardous waste and contaminated materials. Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, it operates a network of 91 locations across the US.