Outdated Raw Materials Exchanged for Floor Space

Client – Water Treatment Chemical Manufacturer
Issue – Abundance of Outdated Raw Material and Finished Goods
Solution – Execute an ‘Exchange Waste for Floor Space’ Strategy

A suburban Chicago water treatment chemical manufacturer’s business was growing rapidly, while their floor space seemed to be shrinking. Years of saving unused raw materials and products that could potentially be ‘re-worked’ for sale down the road had taken its toll, taking up valuable warehouse space and creating an eyesore as well. The decision was made that the space was now more valuable than the inventory and ERC Midwest was called to create a solution to tackle the problem.

“Can you help us?” was the question. “Of course,” was our answer.

ERC Midwest deployed our waste regulation and characterization experts to the client’s site. Using our own deep chemical knowledge along with SDS information provided by our client, we were able to quickly segregate their inventory into 3 groups; non-hazardous, hazardous and reusable. We then completed profiles on our client’s behalf and secured the necessary disposal approvals. Finally, we labeled, loaded and transported the non-hazardous waste off-site to one of ERC Midwest’s waste processing facilities, the hazardous waste to an approved TSDF and the recyclable material to a qualified recycler.

As a result of our assistance, the client now had the free space needed to continue production and keep its customers happy! We were proud to be the guide that helped this client achieve its goals.

Another complex waste problem solved. Happy Client!

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