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Heating oil tank removal, abandonment, installation, soil testing and remediation, and more in Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Hudson, Union County, lower New York State and beyond. Residential and commercial. New Jersey & New York’s most trusted oil tank company.


Steve Rich Environmental Contractors (SREC) Steve Rich Environmental Contractors (SREC) is your complete, hometown environmental contracting company. Since 1981, we have provided reliable, comprehensive residential environmental services to the New Jersey-New York metropolitan area. Small enough to give each project our full attention, large enough to get any job done efficiently our experienced professionals are committed to providing cost-effective solutions for all environmental needs. SREC specializes in oil tank testing, removal and abandonment, heating oil tank installation, soil and groundwater testing and soil remediation, vacuum truck services and much more. We invite you to peruse our services in more detail — testimonials from satisfied customers, our signature projects in and around the northern N.J. area, and our extensive FAQ page to answer your questions. Contact us today for immediate service, to get a price quote, or schedule an appointment for a no-cost, on-site evaluation.  
  • Oil Tank Sweeps/Locating
  • Oil Tank Testing
  • Oil Tank Removal
  • Soil & Groundwater Remediation
  • Oil Tank Installation
  • NJDEP Reports

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Four Decades of Trust

As a customer of Steve Rich, you’ll have direct access to Steve’ via his cell phone at all times. We’ll visit and inspect the job site prior to beginning work, and be available for your concerns throughout the process.

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Expert Industry Analysis

When the media reports on environmental and infrastructure topics that effect New Jersey homeowners and property managers and need an expert voice — they come to Steve Rich. Steve has been featured on the NJTV Network, CBS News, The Bergen Record, USA Today, ABC News, Commerce and Industry of New Jersey magazine and more.
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Recognition & Awards

Over the years, Steve Rich Environmental Contractors have been recognized for not only honest, competent and professional work, but for charitable efforts and participation in the communities both our valued employees and customers live.


We offer a variety of expert services including construction, utility installations, vacuum truck services, hazardous waste disposal, and much more. Buying or selling a home? We have complete oil tank services that help you close safely and quickly.


The Meadowlands MetLife Stadium, home of the New York Football Giants and Jets
Proud as we are to service our New Jersey and New York homeowners in their oil tank removals, repairing septic systems and in all our work as environmental contractors, with our sister companies we’ve also enjoyed being an integral part of some specific ‘signature projects’ in the Northeast area.


Steve Rich's crew carefully extracts an abandoned oil tank from the ground
The presence of underground oil tanks creates a substantial challenge for many homeowners. Leaks from older tanks cause environmental hazards like water and soil contamination, which translate into liability issues for owners and their insurance policy providers.


Hot asphalt applied to a pothole by Steve Rich's sister company HOLES Infrastructure Solutions
HOLES Infrastructure Solutions provides fresh concrete, delivered or installed, for residential and commercial projects throughout New Jersey and lower New York State — 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We’re available at a moment’s notice for any size project, from sidewalks and driveways to gas plants and warehouses.

What our valued customers are saying ...

Based on 101 reviews
William Heyman
William Heyman
January 3, 2024
Very helpful, friendly and the price was reasonable. Great staff! Would highly recommend them
Pedro Junior
Pedro Junior
December 16, 2023
They did a fast and great job removing oil tank with no problems , you guys are they best
Cristin Burtis
Cristin Burtis
December 7, 2023
I had an excellent experience with this company. They performed the work on time and communicated every step of the way. I highly recommend them.
Deb Skawinski
Deb Skawinski
November 28, 2023
A special thank you to an amazing team from Steve Rich Environmental who helped from the time of estimate until completion of the project. A special shout out to Louis and Mark who worked so hard and so professionally to complete the job . With gratitude and appreciation ..
Scott A
Scott A
November 13, 2023
Steve Rich is a great group of professionals that make a messy job less stressful. They took care of two of my commercial properties. One was an easy oil tank removal and the other was not so easy. There was remediation work that needed to be done and there were many people that they needed to coordinate with including PSEG, county and city departments, as well as the tenants of the buildings. They did it all with the upmost competency and professionalism. Everything was always explained and reviewed with me and even the owner came to the job site for a meeting. Suzanne took great care of our remediation and educated us along the way so we never had a doubt this was being done correctly. If I could give them 6 stars I would. I highly recommend them for any job, commercial or residential.
Laurie Reid
Laurie Reid
November 6, 2023
Steve Rich Environmental Contractors were a dream to work with. Glenn Fisher made everything so easy and the workers the day of were extremely polite and professional. Would highly recommend.
Kathy Gonzales
Kathy Gonzales
October 3, 2023
I received the recommendation for Steve Rich and Associates, Inc. from a friend who raved about their service. My first contact was during the weekend and online. Steve called me back on the next work day. And from there everything was clearly explained. All my questions were answered. Steve and his office had everything organized. The permit came in a timely manner. PSE&G labeled the gas and water lines. Everything was taken care of. The day of the oil tank removal went smoothly. All work was done neatly. A tarp was put out to collect the dirt. The hole that was dug was precise and just the size needed to remove the tank. The crew that came walked me though the process and answered all my questions. It was arranged for PSE&G to be there to make sure none of the digging for the oil tank was done around the gas line. The whole process could not have been easier. I wholeheartedly recommend this company for removal of an underground oil tank. And bonus!!! My oil tank was intact and had no signs of contamination in the soil.
Karin D
Karin D
September 8, 2023
I recently had to have an underground oil tank removed for a sale of a home. Everyone of their staff members, and I dealt with quite a few people were exceptional. They assisted me promptly. They were professional, courteous, and fair with their pricing. All around a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend them.
Devin Pendergast
Devin Pendergast
August 23, 2023
I reached out to Steve Rich for our oil tank removal - we were selling our house, and needed to have it removed. The service from Steve Rich is great, and easy and to the point. Their prices were better than 2 other companies I reached out to, and Glenn responded to my inquiry super fast. They also helped guide me for getting the permit. Glenn helped answer all my questions, and we were able to get a schedule pinned down in about a week (it depends on your town), but everything went smooth, and Glenn sent the completed paperwork the next day to ensure we could move forward with the sale. The actual extraction was super smooth. Danny was the excavator, and he used a detector and found exactly where the tank was, and they were done in just a few hours. Overall, great experience for something so intimidating. Much easier than I expected, and better price than the others I reached out to. Recommended for Passaic county and wherever else they might serve in the NE.
August 4, 2023