Contaminated Soil Removal

We complete In-situ remediation and contaminated soil removal for a wide variety of pollutants and sites.

Soil Remediation & Non-Hazardous Waste Removal

RW Collins is the premier soil remediation company for clients throughout the Midwest. We’ve successfully completed thousands of contaminated soil  cleanups across a wide variety of pollutants. Our highly experienced project managers, field crews, and industry-leading equipment fleet ensure that every contaminated site is cleaned up safely and to the highest client standards.

Contaminated soil or non-hazardous waste site locations include industrial facilities, power plants, service stations, trucking company terminals, hospitals, schools, office buildings, dry cleaners, brownfields, and more.

  • Waste and soil remediation procedures include: excavation by OSHA HAZWOPER trained personnel, transportation by Licensed Special Waste Haulers, and disposal at EPA permitted and licensed facilities
  • When on-site treatment is not feasible, impacted materials are loaded directly into tarped semi-dump trucks for off-site transportation and disposal
  • All trucks are decontaminated to remove materials from the wheels and body of the vehicle before leaving the site
  • We pump, store, and dispose of liquid waste on sites that involve both soil and groundwater contamination
  • We use a foaming agent to suppress airborne odors when removing coal tar source material
  • Waste disposal authorizations (waste profiles) for soil disposal are obtained at the appropriate facilities
  • Waste and solid disposal manifests for hazardous or non-hazardous waste are prepared and tracked for all sites
  • Full documentation of soil disposal is provided to clients upon completion of the project

Other contaminated soil remediation tasks include onsite stabilization of RCRA hazardous soil with elevated lead concentrations; solidifying, containerizing and disposing of PCM contaminated sludge; and offsite disposal of hazardous and non-hazardous soils.

RW Collins has successfully completed numerous remediations via in-situ mixing with excavation equipment and our growing fleet of specialty mixing attachments.  In-situ remediation means treating the contamination in its original location, without removing the soil or groundwater from its location.

Contact Is Key To Reduction

Although in-situ remediation through injection is a viable and sometimes effective process, the soil treatment method preferred by many of our clients involves in-situ mixing with excavation equipment and specialty mixing attachments.  Because the contaminated material is treated within the area of contamination (“in-situ”) prior to generation of a waste, this method is especially beneficial when addressing contamination levels in excess of hazardous waste standards.

When comparing in-situ mixing/treatment of soil to more traditional “hog and haul” methods of hazardous waste remediation, in-situ treatment may achieve three key objectives:

  1. In-situ mixing/treatment can significantly reduce the overall project costs
  2. Some in-situ mixing/treatment chemicals are fast-acting
  3. In-situ mixing/treatment can prevent the generation of hazardous waste

Contact us for project estimates and to learn more about our in-situ and contaminated soil remediation services.

Case Studies

  • Environmental Remediation

    Environmental Remediation – Chicago (IL Medical District)

  • Remediation
    Environmental Remediation – Chicago (Bridgeport)