On-Site Industrial Cleaning Services FAQ
For over 25 years, CG Environmental has been providing industrial and waste cleaning services that exceed and set industry standards. We’re committed to being the environmental solution by providing thorough hazardous and non-hazardous material disposal, waste profiling, vac truck services, and more. With decades of industry expertise, we’re your source for all your waste disposal needs.
We’re ready to share our knowledge with you! Check out common FAQ for our on-site industrial cleaning services, then call us today for more information or to set up a free estimate.
Can a broken thermometer or light bulb cause mercury poisoning?
Small amounts of mercury are not likely to cause problems. If you breathe in mercury vapor, however, it can be absorbed into the bloodstream and cause symptoms such as coughing, breathlessness, chest pains, irritability, nervousness, shaking, coughing up blood, and breathing difficulties. Contact emergency medical services if you experience any of these symptoms.
Where can I dispose of miscellaneous household hazardous wastes (HHWs) such as paint or gardening chemicals?
Some major municipalities have facilities that accept these types of waste for residents. If your community does not, please contact CG Environmental to get a calendar of HHW events that we participate in.
What are some common materials that take a long time to degrade?
According to the Department of Energy, diapers take 500 to 600 years to degrade, Styrofoam cups take one million years or more to degrade, and aluminum cans take 200 to 500 years to degrade. You can take simple steps and make substitutions to prevent these materials from building up in landfills. You can use cloth diapers for your baby, bring your own thermos to the coffee shop, recycle aluminum cans and other paper and plastic materials, and more to make a difference.
What spills can you clean up?
CG Environmental can clean up:
• Oil and petroleum spills, including gasoline and diesel and their byproducts
• Fuel spills from gas stations and auto accidents
• Industrial waste spills, including sewage treatment to clean water contaminated by industrial waste
It’s important to call us as soon as possible in the event of a spill to prevent and contain hazardous conditions. We’re known for prompt emergency response, so you can trust we’ll be on hand to clean up for you.
What counts as household hazardous waste (HHW)?
Household hazardous waste materials are products you use in your home that you shouldn’t dispose of in your household trashcan. These materials have chemicals that could damage your health with skin contact or if you breathe in fumes.
Common HHWs include:
• Latex or oil-based paint
• Light bulbs
• Pool chemicals
• Old or broken electronics (known as e-waste)
• And more
If you have any questions on what may or may not be household waste, give us a call! We’ll let you know and inform you of the best way to dispose of that material.
What HHW does CG Environmental dispose of?
CG Environmental disposes of common household hazardous waste, including:
• Pesticides and herbicides containing mercury
• Light bulbs and related equipment
• Any type of paint
CG Environmental offers a cost-effective and timely program to take care of your HHW. Contact us to learn more.
Why are batteries considered an HHW? Are they dangerous?
Although batteries are safely used in household electronics and toys, it’s important to dispose of them safely if they need to be replaced or get old. Depending on the type, old, corroded, or damaged batteries can leak dangerous chemicals that you can inhale or sulfuric acid that can burn your skin. Batteries can also be swallowed by small children and pets, which can lead to harmful chemicals leaking into and damaging the stomach. Throwing your batteries away with your household trash can lead to chemical and acid leakage that is harmful to the environment. That’s why it’s important to store batteries away from the reach of children and pets, replace them promptly, and dispose of them properly.
What waste removal services does CG Environmental can take care of?
Here at CG Environmental, we’re proud to provide on-site industrial cleaning services that take care of all your waste disposal needs.
• Emergency response
• Biohazard situations
• Soil remediation
• Vac truck services
• Waste profiling
• And more
We have over 25 years of experience, and we always participate in continuous education to stay on top of our game. We’ve successfully cleaned up after hundreds of customers in hundreds of scenarios. Trust us to meet all legal and safety requirements for a job well done. Contact us today for a free estimate.
Call us with your waste disposal questions!