We would like to think that our Environment is safe for us to live in. That the air is safe to breathe, water to drink, food to eat, etc. Unfortunately, sometimes there are toxins that are found in the ground that need to be remediated.
Have you ever heard of the National Priorities List (NPL)? It is the list of national priorities known to release or threaten the release of hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants located in the US. The list is intended to help guide the EPA in determining which sites to further investigate. And, guess what state has the more sites on the list than any other? New Jersey.
There are a couple in Bergen & Passaic that we thought we’d point out, you can read a more detailed article about these sites here if you’d like to learn more.
The hazardous sites in Bergen & Passaic are:
- Fair Lawn Well Field in Fair Lawn
- Garfield Groundwater the EC Electroplating (ECE) property and a chromium groundwater plume extending 1/2 mile west to the Passaic River
- Curcio Scrap Metal in Saddle Brook
- Maywood Chemical Co. there are more than 90 properties in Maywood, Rochelle Park and Lodi
- Quanta Resources in Edgewater
- Ringwood Mines/Landfill in Ringwood
- Scientific Chemical Processing in Carlstadt
- Universal Oil Products in East Rutherford
The sites are in various stages of clean-up. Some the soil has been remediated but groundwater cleanup is ongoing, some the soil remediation is still happening, and some, nothing has happened yet.
The good news is that our facility is located in a convenient location to make us a great option for helping to clean up these local sites and restore these sites back to healthy levels, making our neighborhoods safer, and better.
Our negative air system safely processes incoming material – making clean-up that much easier for you.
Today marks the first day of Spring, and it’s time to start thinking about all those construction projects if you haven’t already.
Are you ready for your drainage project? Whether you’re installing a french drain, septic drain field, retaining wall drain or road side drain, we have the perfect aggregate material for you to use.
Or, are you pouring a foundation? Building a road? Paving a driveway? Repairing railroad tracks? We have the right aggregate for you too.
We offer 7 different types of aggregate, to ensure you find the right base for your job.
3/8” Pea Gravel
3/8” Clean Stone
3/4” Crushed Stone
1 1/2” Crushed Stone
2-4” Crushed Stone
And, you can pick it up, or we can deliver it to you. Give us a call today at 201-472-1031 to place your order.
How Soil Remediation is Done
The process of cleaning soil is probably a lot simpler than what you might think.
Once the soil gets to our state-of-the-art facility (either brought to us by you, or Cardella Waste), it is dumped in our sealed-off facility. Our Negative-air filtration system purifies the air before it is released back into the atmosphere. Meanwhile the waste material is sorted and recyclables are separated. The balance is loaded onto rail cars (which reduces our CO2 emissions).
We offer disposal and remediation of contaminated soil:
• Petroleum Contaminated Soil
• Non-Hazardous Contaminated Soil
• Lead Contaminated Soil
• PCB Window Caulking
• Construction Waste
• Demolition Waste
• Non-Hazardous Waste
• Vegetative Waste
• Dry Industrial Waste (ID27)
Give us a call today at 201-472-1031 if you need help with contaminated soil.
Soil Projects for You
We’re in the business of cleaning soil to remove contaminants from it.
What is Soil anyway?
It is a complex mixture of minerals, water, air, organic matter, and organisms which performs many critical functions in an ecosystem.
So, we thought you might be interested in learn a little more about soil, what’s in it, different types, what different plants need, and more. We came across this website, and thought you would enjoy many of the things on it. You can have fun with your kids, and learn about science at the same time.
We’re not going to lie, this Dirt Pudding might just be our favorite. What’s yours?
Why is Westside Environmental Different?
You’re in need of a Material Recovery Facility that makes the difficult job of cleaning up contaminated soil easy. WE are a unique company in this space, and WE strive to help our clients make the process as simple as possible.
Being the first rail-based material recovery facility in the United States gives us a unique position, of being able to take and send out materials quickly and efficiently. Plus, our negative air system is the “Gold Standard” in environmental achievement, and allows us to safely process incoming material.
In addition, WE are fully permitted by the NJ DEP and an active member and Charter Sponsor of the NJ Chapter and Gold Sponsor of the New York Chapter of the United States Green Building Council. WE are also included in the New Jersey Meadowlands Commission Solid Waste Management Plan and meet all LEED documentation to assist our customers in fulfilling MR Credits 2.1 and 2.2.
If we haven’t sold you yet, on why we’re different from the other companies out there, here are 4 more reasons why Westside Environmental and Cardella Waste:
- We don’t contract anything out. All of our work is performed with our own trucks and team members.
- We are paperless. All transactions happen electronically in real-time and are emailed to you. LEED reports are created automatically based on what is in your dumpster.
- We make it easy for you. Your team can send orders by calling, texting or emailing.
- We provide you with same day service. We have a fleet of over 50 vehicles.
Did we convince you yet? Then, give us a call at 201-472-10311 to find out how we can help you.
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It’s an Old Phrase, But a Good Concept.
We’ve all heard it. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. But why? What are you doing when you follow these 3 simple phrases?
Make An Impact
It’s simple. You can make an impact on the environment when you make a couple changes. Here are a few suggestions we’ve put together to help you make those changes—and lessen the waste going into landfills.
- Reduce. This means:
- Buy items in BULK, CONCENTRATE, RECYCABLE or REFILLABLE containers, and use LITTEL or NO packaging
- Use REUSABLE lunch boxes/bags, shopping bags
- Use CLOTH napkins & rags instead of paper
- Use RECHARGEABLE batteries
- Use WASHABLE plates/cups/utensils
- RENT items you don’t use often
- GO TO THE LIBRARY to borrow books and magazines
- Reuse. This means:
- Use old glass jars for FOOD STORAGE, ART SUPPLIES, VASES.
- SELL or DONATE used items, don’t just toss them
- MAKE ART, think of all the uses for newspaper (painting, decoupage)
- Recycle. This means:
- Recycle common items such as:
- Purchase items made from recycled materials such as:
Do you have any other tips we’ve left out? What do you do to reduce your carbon footprint and work towards a cleaner, healthier environment?
Do You Need Aggregate?
Did you know that here at Westside Environmental we offer aggregate? We have the following types of aggregate available for either pickup or delivery, so be sure to contact our team today at: 201-472-1031 if you’re in need of aggregate now.
• 3/8” Pea Gravel
• 3/8” Clean Stone
• 3/4” Crushed Stone
• 1 1/2” Crushed Stone
• 2-4” Crushed Stone
• Mason Sand
• Concrete Sand
Not familiar with aggregate? Recycled concrete, rock, brick & block can be used to create aggregate. Then, the aggregate is used to reinforce and strengthen composite material.
There are a variety of uses for construction aggregate such as:
• French drains
• Septic drain fields
• Retaining wall drains
• Road side edge drains
Base material for:
From stabilizing something that has an unpredictable base to ensuring good drainage, get the right aggregate for the job.
Want to learn more about how it is used in construction? Or, curious about where it goes? Or maybe you want to know more about worldwide sales? Whatever it is you are curious about, we’ve written up some more information on it, so go ahead and check it out.
Anything else you’d like to know? Let us know and we’ll look it up for you.