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Rely on us to safely manage exploration and production waste


Rely on us for assistance with compliant E&P waste and sludge disposal

If you’re searching for a knowledgeable, experienced company that handles all waste types generated in the drilling process, consider this: Republic Services operates nearly 200 state- and federal-approved lined landfills nationwide, most of which are capable of handling well site wastes. Our team specializes in customized disposal and treatment options for your exploration and production process.

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Addressing the Evolving Requirements on Hydrofracking Waste

The number of exploration projects using Hydraulic Fracturing (hydrofracking and fracking)—the well-stimulation process that maximizes the extraction of underground resources, including oil, natural gas, geothermal energy and even water—is growing.

This means a growing amount of injected fracturing fluids (well waste “flowback”) is being stored in tanks or pits prior to proper disposal or recycling. Republic Services will help you safely dispose of these materials.

Republic Services provides closed-loop services for safe disposal of active drilling waste, remediation waste, solidification, construction and demolition waste, and traditional waste.

We Help You Comply with Regulations for Hydrofracking Waste and Sludge Removal
  • Surface water discharges are regulated by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program, which requires flowback to be treated prior to discharge into surface water or underground injection prior to discharge. Let our Republic Services wastewater treatment facilities staff provide guidance on compliant treatment.
  • Underground injection of flowback is regulated by either the U.S. EPA Underground Injection Control (UIC) program or a state with primary UIC enforcement authority. Republic Services will also help you effectively manage this type of waste.

Our experienced field and corporate staff members are standing by with custom options for your drilling waste disposal needs.

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Complete Business Solutions

Waste stream consultation, recycling programs and rentals of dumpsters and other containers are just some of the trusted solutions Republic Services delivers each day.
Uniquely Qualified Special Waste Partner

Republic Services’ national network of hauling divisions, recycling centers, transfer stations and landfills are available to meet your evolving waste and recycling needs.
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If you’re looking for a wide range of
cost-effective collection, recycling and disposal solutions, look to Republic Services to handle all of your needs.


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