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Oil Tank Removal and Abandonment

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.

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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.

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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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.
Ed
Ed
August 4, 2023
FIVE STARS IS NOT ENOUGH. AMAZING SERVICE, FAST, ACCURATE. REMOVED OIL TANK IN THE GROUD ANDCOMPLETED THE JOB QUICKLY TO A SUCCESSFUL RESOLUTION. COULD'T BE MORE PLEASED. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. GLENN IS AWESOME.