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Once your wastes are sampled and screened for conformity with our easy-to-use profile, our knowledgeable operations staff processes the material into liquid and solid waste-derived fuels, which are used as secondary fuel sources to replace coal and natural gas in cement kilns. This method is a safe and effective option for recovering the energy value of the waste, and it helps conserve our planet’s finite natural resources.
To ensure absolute compliance, the philosophy behind Heritage’s internal tracking system is the same “cradle to grave” concept as RCRA. After waste material arrives at our fuels blending facility in Benton, Arkansas, samples are then analyzed to ensure conformity with the profile and identified via an individual bar code identification label. Each label tracks a specific container throughout the blending process and allows us to document the final disposal destination of your material.
Waste is normally processed and destroyed within 5-6 days of receipt. Your liabilities are greatly minimized by our urgent processing philosophy. This service is unprecedented in our industry. A Certificate of Disposal is issued once the blending process is complete. RCRA empty metal containers are processed through our Container Decontamination Unit (CDU). Once the container is processed, you will receive a Certificate of Recycling for the number of containers and pounds of metal recycled.
Nearly 20 cement kilns throughout the U.S. utilize regulated waste as supplemental fuel. To use this material as a fuel, the U.S. EPA’s Boiler and Industrial Furnace (BIF) regulations demand:
Since nearly 60% of the cost of manufacturing cement comes from the fossil fuels needed to produce temperatures of 3,000 F°, providing a cost-effective alternative that also reduces GHG emissions is very desirable to the cement industry.
Fuels blending is a safe and effective method of recovering the energy value of certain wastes and helps conserve our planet’s finite natural resources.