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Oil Tank Removal

There are several reasons why you would want to remove your underground storage tank:

  • If you’re converting to natural gas.
  • If you’re installing an above-ground storage tank for your home heating needs.
  • If you’re selling your home (SREC strongly recommends removing your underground storage tank when selling your home and seeing as this might be a very stressful time on you and your family, it’s best to have a season professional handle this complicated process.)
  • The specific age of your tank warrants investigation, then removal of the tank. Tanks installed prior to 1980 are constructed of bare steel fabrication and as such are prone to corrosion, leading to a greater possibility of spills and leaks.

Having your tank removed, inspected and the soil around it tested will eliminate any potential problems you would have encountered if your tank remained on your property. Removing your underground storage tank will satisfy the most stringent of home inspections or due diligence by future homebuyers.

It all begins with our free consultation.

If you choose to contract SREC to remove your tank, our helpful staff will acquire permits, obtain utility mark outs (a minimum 4-day period from the contract date is required before work can begin in order to properly obtain ‘utility mark-outs’) and make arrangements with municipal inspectors in order to prepare for your tank removal. Our experienced personnel will efficiently and properly complete your tank removal in four to five hours leaving you with peace of mind.

What you can expect:

  • Safety is our primary concern! Our team will confirm the location of underground utilities before beginning the tank removal process.
  • Once the underground storage tank (UST) is located, a small track excavator will be used to expose the tank.
  • The UST is then cut open and the contents, usually fuel oil and sludge, are removed with a licensed vacuum truck and transported to a certified liquid disposal facility or transferred, at your request, somewhere else.
  • Fully covered in protective gear, a representative from SREC enters the tank to clean it with absorbent pads and a squeegee.
  • The UST is then removed with the excavator and inspected for holes or signs of corrosion by both SREC personnel and the municipal inspector.
  • Upon completion of the inspection of both the tank and its grave, the excavation is filled to grade with certified clean fill. A 550-gallon tank removal typically yields a 6 foot by 8 foot excavation area roughly graded. A 1000-gallon tank removal typically yields a 6 foot by 13 foot excavation area roughly graded.

A sales representative will provide a completed tank certification booklet for you. It includes:

  • Copy of local permits
  • Tank disposal receipt
  • Tank contents manifest
  • Certified clean fill receipt
  • Certificate of removal and a copy of SREC New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection tank removal license.

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Tank Abandonment

In recent years the NJDEP recommends, and most insurance companies require tank removal over tank abandonment. However, in the event that there is no access to your tank due to either landscape or structural impediments, tank abandonment may be necessary.

As we do in tank removal, SREC will again take all steps necessary to provide you with superior service and properly abandon your tank in just a few hours. Once your tank is cut open and cleaned, our highly trained personnel will core holes through the bottom of the tank and extract soil samples to confirm the integrity of the soil.

These samples will be sent to an NJDEP certified lab for analysis. The empty tank will be filled with inert material such as sand or concrete slurry. The 4 foot by 4 foot excavation will be filled to grade with certified clean fill.

Upon completion, a completed tank certification booklet will be provided. It includes:

  • Copy of local permits
  • Tank contents manifest
  • Certified clean fill receipt
  • Certificate of abandonment
  • Copy of SREC / NJDEP tank removal license

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Based on 70 reviews.
Michael S
2022-04-27
Verified
We hired Steve Rich Environmental Contractors to remove an above ground oil tank after we converted from an old oil boiler to a forced air system in our property in Montclair, NJ. They did a fantastic job not only with the removal process but also coordinating with the local township inspector to ensure the permit was closed. Their pricing is very competitive compared other companies. If you are looking for a professional and efficient tank removal company, I highly recommend Steve Rich Environmental Contractors.
Daniel Yang
2022-03-10
Verified
Felix and his team (Lisa, Beth, Glenn, Danny and Perry) are fantastic. The oil tank removal process can certainly be quite complex. The folks at Steve Rich made it rather seamless. Everyone there is very responsive and accurate and quite pleasant to speak to. Highly recommend Felix and his team for oil tank removals.
Holly Tracy
2022-03-03
Verified
We're very happy we chose Steve Rich Environmental Contractors to remove our above-ground oil tank. The office team was responsive, timely, thorough and friendly, giving us all the information and documents we needed to initiate the job. The team who came to remove our tank was professional, informative, and just plain great! The cost of the tank removal was more than competitive, and we are highly satisfied on all levels -- including professionalism, timeliness, and value. We highly recommend this company! We couldn't have had a better experience!
Ruth O.
2022-02-17
Verified
I'm glad we hire this company there very friendly, responsible and reliable. would highly recommend to anyone. Great service
gerard ditaranto
2022-02-08
Verified
Very competitively priced tank removal. Happy with their work and the entire process. I would use them again in a heartbeat.
David Guzman Real Estate
2022-01-10
Verified
Over the holidays, everyone was busy trying to get all the work done before the break. I called SREC, and they accommodated their schedule and were able to fit us in right on time before our inspection deadline. Felix was great to deal with. Glenn followed up and was on point with excellent communication. I highly recommend them. ???? A+
Jon Morris
2021-11-17
Verified
Great to work with, timely, transparent about the process and reasonably priced. Highly recommend if you ever need any of the services they provide!
Lakshmee Bahadur
2021-11-03
Verified
The sales persons were very patient in explaining the whole process with me and were very pleasant no matter how many times I called to clarify something. Also the workers taking the tank out and filling in the hole were also very pleasant, kind and professional in their duties.
Steve Togher
2021-10-18
Verified
You hear all kinds of stories about people being taken advantage of when it comes to oil tank removal. When speaking with Felix Santana of Steve Rich Environmental, you will get an honest and informed estimate. Yes, a lot cannot be known until the tank is out of the ground and inspected, but Felix will take you through the possible outcomes and possible costs to the best of his ability. He really knows his stull. We paid the quoted price for the tank removal and then we paid an additional cost to dispose of the foam that was used to decommission the tank. Thankfully we had no leaking. Beth, Glen and Lisa in the office are also very professional and responsive. Oil tank removal can be an expensive endeavor, but with Steve Rich you won't be taken advantage of, IMHO.
Andrea Pribula
2021-09-21
Verified
Felix and his crew (Oscar and Ryan) were absolutely amazing! I am so glad they were recommended to me, I couldn't be any happier. Felix goes above and beyond to be available to answer any and all questions and put your mind at ease. The whole process was smooth and they were in and out, clean professional, never annoyed with the customers, kids, neighbors looking on as they worked to remove the tank and asking all the questions. Very friendly, very knowledgeable. These are your guys! If you need an oil tank removed, I highly recommend.

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