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Hazardous Waste Disposal

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Steve Rich’s Environmental Abatement Services

Our professional abatement services provides our clients with a wide array of hazardous waste disposal solutions for large and small quantity generators. We offer multi-treatment capabilities with single-site convenience for a vast range of hazardous substances and materials.
Types of Hazardous Waste We Handle


Our comprehensive hazardous waste disposal and treatment capabilities include neutralization of acids and bases, oxidation and reduction and the hydrolysis of water reactives. We accept waste in drums, cylinders and lab pack configurations.

Gas Cylinders

Our comprehensive gas cylinder program is founded on our expertise in gas handling, process engineering, regulatory knowledge and specialty chemical treatment. We design safe, efficient treatment options for over 500 gases that would otherwise require more expensive disposal.


e accept and neutralize a broad variety of corrosive wastes, including: inorganic acid, phosphoric, nitric and chromic acids, as well as inorganic basic mixtures or discarded base products, such as sodium hydroxide, ammonium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide. We also accept organic acids and bases, such as amines and acetic acid.

Fuels Blending

For fuels blending, we will pick up organic liquids, sludges and solids. We also accept fuels with high halogen content or those containing RCRA-regulated metal.


We accept pesticides in solid, liquid and gaseous states, including RCRA-regulated and non-regulated pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and rodenticides. SET treats and consolidates these types of waste for final disposal.

Mercury Wastes

We are able to collect most metallic Mercury-containing instruments. We are also able to take care of most of the inorganic Mercury salts and salt solutions, such as mercuric chloride and mercuric sulfate, as well as organic Mercury wastes such as phenyl mercuric acetate. If in small quantities, we can lab pack Mercury waste or put it into drums and profile it as part of a waste stream.

Fluorescent Bulbs/Batteries/Light Ballasts

You can ship bulbs to us either whole or crushed. Please note that the EPA prohibits waste generators from crushing spent Mercury-containing lamps as a form of treatment unless the EPA specifically authorizes state programs that allow crushing under controlled conditions OPUS also accepts a variety of batteries, including alkaline, nickel cadmium, lead acid and Mercury. You can package batteries directly into drums of any size or you can lab pack small quantities for shipment to us. Each type of battery must be packaged separately, according to DOT regulations, except for alkaline, which are not regulated. Larger batteries can be shipped on pallets or in boxes.

We can accept PCB and non-PCB ballasts, as long as ballasts containing PCB are declared “exempt”, that is, they are small enough to meet the exempt guidelines per TSCA regulations. Ballasts can be packaged in drumsand must be shipped according to DOT regulations if the quantity of PCB material exceeds 1 pound.

Hazardous Waters

We accept wastes primarily composed of water contaminated with hazardous metals, such as lead, chromium, cadmium and other RCRA metals. Wastes received in drums or other containers are consolidated and then shipped for stabilization or incineration.

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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