Hazardous Waste Inspections


GREEN provides comprehensive building inspection services to identify hazardous materials requiring abatement, special handling and/or disposal prior to renovation or demolition activities. These inspections include Asbestos, Lead Based Paint, and Oil and Hazardous Materials surveys. GREEN utilizes the identified hazardous material inventories to prepare inspection reports, as well as abatement specifications.

In addition to asbestos and lead paint, facilities may also contain hazardous materials including waste oils, paints, solvents, fluorescent lighting tubes and ballasts, refrigerants and other hazards. GREEN remediation staff provides removal of oil, waste and solvent storage tanks; decommissioning of elevator systems; licensed abatement/removal of asbestos, mold and lead based paint; and other building hazards.

Building components such as fluorescent light ballasts manufactured prior to 1979 may contain polychlorinated biphenyls which are regulated by the EPA and may also have special handling and disposal requirements. Fluorescent lighting tubes are regulated under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). Refrigeration units contain freon, oils, and metals. In accordance with federal law 40 CFR Part 82 Subpart F, all refrigerant is recovered and properly reclaimed prior to dismantling or disposal. Manual thermostats with mercury tilt switches are packaged and labeled in accordance with the Federal Universal Waste Rule. Additional wastes may present a biohazard, such as animal carcasses and guano which are often noted in abandoned buildings.

GREEN's experienced remediation staff employ the proper precautions for abatement and disposal of all encountered oil and/hazardous materials; in accordance with applicable local, state and federal regulations.
Hazardous Waste Inspections MA NH