Clean Harbors Offers Industry Point-of-View Article on the Advantages and Economics of Solvent Recycling

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Discusses Benefits of Reuse, Recycling and Tolling

Clean Harbors, North America’s leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services, has published an industry point-of-view article on the reuse, recycling and tolling of spent industrial solvents. The article, entitled “Commodity Markets Roil Chemical Recycling,” by Paul DeVeau, Clean Harbors Director, Recycling Services, goes on to discuss the bottom line benefits of capturing the residual value of solvents on the secondary market.

Part of Clean Harbors’ information series for companies that handle and/or generate hazardous materials, the article is available on demand at:

The article reviews the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hierarchy of environmental approaches to solvent management and explains different approaches for reuse. The article also presents price comparisons of virgin vs. reprocessed or recovered solvents to demonstrate the clear economic advantages of reuse.

Noted DeVeau, “Solvent recycling is worth a look. Environmental stewardship is becoming more important for virtually every generator and has become a corporate goal for many enlightened companies. Penalties and incentives from the EPA and state regulators also encourage solvent reuse. Finally, there is a vibrant and growing recycling industry, with companies such as Clean Harbors, ready to reprocess these solvents.”

About Clean Harbors

Clean Harbors is the leading provider of environmental, energy and industrial services throughout North America. The Company serves a diverse customer base, including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies, thousands of smaller private entities and numerous federal, state, provincial and local governmental agencies. Through its Safety-Kleen subsidiary, Clean Harbors also is a premier provider of used oil recycling and re-refining, parts washers and environmental services for the small quantity generator market.

Headquartered in Massachusetts, Clean Harbors has waste disposal facilities and service locations throughout the United States and Canada, as well as Mexico and Puerto Rico. For more information, visit


David N. Proud
Vice President, Marketing
Clean Harbors

Sandy McLaughlin
Soucy Communications Group

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