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EI Digest Annual Report

Hazardous & Nonhazardous Waste Disposal
At Commercial Hazardous Waste Landfills 2000-2011

Principal Author:
Mr. Cary Perket has over 30 years experience in hazardous waste management. Mr. Perket background includes regulatory positions with State of Minnesota and Wisconsin hazardous waste programs, consultant to manufacturers on hazardous waste management, management of superfund and other remediation projects, and the permitting of waste management facilities. He has been involved with every EI Digest report since 1989.
Table of Contents
Confidentiality Agreement 2
Contact Information 2
Introductions 2
Executive Summary6
Background7
Hazardous & Nonhazardous Waste Received in 20119
Total (Hazardous & Nonhazardous) Waste Disposal 2011 vs. 201011
Hazardous Waste Disposal in 2011 vs. 201013
Nonhazardous Waste Disposal in 2011 vs. 201014
Hazardous & Nonhazardous Waste Disposal Trends 2000-201115
Hazardous Waste Disposal Trends 2000- 201116
Nonhazardous Waste Fuels Utilization 200017
Base vs. Remediation Source Trends18
Trends in All Generator Reported Shipments20
All Generators vs. Very Large Generators22
Trends in Very Large Generator Reported Shipments24
Analysts Comments26
Introduction

The EI Digest annual reports covering the commercial hazardous waste landfill market began in 1990. At which time about 20 commercial hazardous waste landfills participated in our research efforts. The 20 landfills represented less than full participation by the commercial hazardous waste landfills operating in Canada and the United States in 1990. Tonnages accepted at some of the hazardous waste landfills that were operating at that time, but did participate, have remained unknown despite our efforts to obtain them.

By 1993, the EI Digest research had greater cooperation with its annual research reports. However, in the interim, there had been some closures of commercial hazardous waste landfills, notably Browning Ferris Industries had exited the commercial hazardous waste services. At that time, BFI was the second largest solid waste company in the United States. The 20 commercial hazardous waste landfills participated in the 1993 survey represented almost all the commercial hazardous waste landfills operating at that time. Our research efforts determined there to be approximately 3.5 million tons of waste accepted at the 20 commercial hazardous waste landfills.

During the 1990s, commercial hazardous waste landfills took more "total" waste (combined hazardous and nonhazardous waste) and more hazardous waste than any other individual commercial hazardous waste management sector. However, it did not experience the same type of growth as did sector like incineration which experienced a 400% increase. But, it benefited more than any other sector from waste from event sources just it does today. Consequently, the historical records of disposal at individual commercial hazardous waste landfills has an irregular trends caused by year to year differences in the amount of event waste.

In 1997, the research efforts started requesting commercial hazardous waste landfills differentiate between the amount of nonhazardous and hazardous waste accepted each year. It then became more obvious that some commercial hazardous waste landfills had been previous reporting "total" waste (both hazardous and nonhazardous waste) accepted while others had been reporting only federal hazardous waste. The survey efforts were also changed in 1997 to request the amount of waste coming from event (remediation) sources and those coming from base sources (e.g. process waste from manufacturing).

This report will first review the market situation in 2010 with respect to both hazardous and nonhazardous waste acceptance. The report will then examine the 2010 demand compared to the demand in the immediately preceding year (2009) and thereafter to trends over the last decade. Subsequently the report examines the results derived from biennial reporting by generators between 2001 and 2009 in an effort to derive some further understanding of grass roots level trends with base sources.

Answers to Twenty-five Basic Stakeholder Questions:
  1. How much was the total demand for hazardous waste disposal at commercial hazardous waste landfills in 2010?

  2. How did the 2010 total demand for hazardous waste disposal at hazardous waste landfill disposal compare to 2009?

  3. What was the maximum demand for hazardous waste land disposal in the past 5 years? Since 2001?

  4. Has the overall demand for hazardous waste disposal at hazardous waste landfills increased, remained the same, or decreased in the past 5 years? Since 2001?

  5. What is the market share of hazardous waste disposal of each company by tons disposed?

  6. What percent of the hazardous waste landfill market did each facility have in 2010? In 2009?

  7. How did the change in hazardous waste demand from 2009 to 2008 at your landfills compare to other landfills?

  8. What does the available data indicate is the overall demand trends for hazardous waste disposal from base sources (e.g. manufacturing)?

  9. Approximately what percentage of the overall demand for hazardous waste originated from base sources in 2010?

  10. How does your company’s percentage of hazardous waste from base sources compare to estimated overall mix?

  11. What does the available data indicate about the overall demand trends for hazardous waste disposal from event sources (e.g. remediation)

  12. Approximately what percentage of the overall demand for hazardous waste originated from event sources in 2010?

  13. How does each company’s percentage of hazardous waste disposal from event sources compare to overall percentage?

  14. How much total demand for nonhazardous waste disposal at hazardous waste landfills was there in 2010?

  15. How did 2010 nonhazardous waste demand for disposal at hazardous waste landfills compare to the previous year (2009)?

  16. What was the maximum nonhazardous waste demand at hazardous waste landfills in the past 5 years? Since 2001?

  17. Has the overall demand for nonhazardous waste disposal increased, remained the same, or decreased in the past 5 years? Since 2001?

  18. What is the market share of nonhazardous waste disposal at subtitle C landfills for each company (by tons disposed)?

  19. What percent market share did each facility should have in 2010 and 2009 for nonhazardous waste at subtitle C facilities?

  20. How did the change in tons in nonhazardous waste demand in 2010 vs. 2009 at each landfill compare to other landfills?

  21. How much has the overall demand for nonhazardous and hazardous waste disposal at subtitle C landfills changed in 2005? 2001?

  22. What percentage of the overall demand for hazardous and nonhazardous waste disposal did each company have in 2010?

  23. What percentage of the overall demand for combined nonhazardous and hazardous waste disposal did each individual landfill have in 2010 and 2009?

  24. How did each overall hazardous and nonhazardous company demand change compared to other companies?

  25. How did each landfill’s overall changes in hazardous and nonhazardous demand at your landfill compare to other landfills?

New Additions to the 2011 Report
This addition provides insight into how the demands for services in each state have changed from 1999.
  • State by State Summary of the Change (1999 vs. 2009) in the Number of Large Hazardous Generators Reporting Using This Option

  • State by State Summary of the Change (1999 vs. 2009) in the Number of Very Large Generators Using This Option (Very Large Generator = Greater Than 100 Tons Per Year)

  • State by State Summary of the Overall Change (1999 vs. 2009) in the Number of Tons Reported Shipped by Large Generators

  • State by State Summary of the Overall Change (1999 vs. 2009) in the Number of Tons Reported Shipped by Very Large Generators

  • Ranking of State Changes (1999 vs. 2009) in Number of Generators and Number of Tons Shipped

  • Comparison of Trends in Amount of Hazardous Waste Biennially Reported by Large Generators to EI Digest Trends (1999-2009)

Terms & Conditions
This annual EI Digest report is sold conditioned upon the client and The Envirobiz Group entering into a service agreement. The service agreement requires the client keep the entire report confidential. The Envirobiz Group reserves the right to decline to enter into a service agreement for the purchase of this report with any entity or person.
Confidentiality Agreement
This is a confidential consulting report, subject to a confidentiality agreement between the customer and Environmental Information, a division of The Envirobiz Group. The agreement provides for the customer to maintain the confidentiality of this report with the same degree of protection that it uses to protect its own internal confidential documents. The agreement also specifies that the contents of this report are exclusively for use by the customer's employees. The confidentiality agreement prohibits the sharing or release of any of the contents of this report to any individual, company, or organization other than the customer's employees except specific content that Environmental Information releases into the public domain or data that becomes public knowledge through other legal sources.
Contact Information
For further information, contact The Envirobiz Group Inc. at:
Mr. Cary Perket
[email protected]
The Envirobiz Group
www.envirobiz.com
Phone: (858) 695-0050
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