Waste Disposal

Guardian Environmental Services is your single source for complete and professional demolition services in Orange, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties. From house demolition to pool demolition, concrete demolition, and bathroom demolition, we do it all and we do it at competitive prices. At every stage of the project, we take the required steps to ensure quality work and safety. for our demolition contractors and our customers. See our full list of demolition work services below.

Hazardous Waste Cleanup

499423047Many of the buildings we demolish were built under older building codes and contain substances now considered hazardous.. These substances include lead paint and paints containing mercury-based biocides, old leaded pipes, asbestos insulation, fluorescent lamps that contain mercury-and so on. Some of our projects included de-construction where demolition is completed with an emphasis on salvaging as much as possible. The deconstruction process can also produce hazardous waste.

During deconstruction or demolition, workers, neighbors and the environment can be exposed to toxic chemicals. California’s Dangerous Waste Rules and/ or solid waste regulations provide strict direction on how these wastes need to be managed after the building is taken down. This is where you really need an experienced expert at your side. Guardian Environmental Services is your trusted partner.

There are several major categories of hazardous materials that we assist with

RCRA Materials

RCRA materials are those which can be hazardous to people, animals or the environment. The category is very large and can include solids, liquids and gases. These materials are ignitable, corrosive, toxic or reactive. Guardian can help you with the following:

  • Flammable Liquids and Solids
  • Metal contaminated solids
  • Corrosive Liquids
Non-RCRA Materials

Non RCRA materials are California-state-regulated waste streams that do not fall into the RCRA category. Generally speaking, these substances are:

  • Antifreeze
  • Asbestos
  • Contaminated soil
  • Grinding dusts
  • Solid paint wastes
  • Spill residues
  • Waste Oil

*Please note, RCRA and Non-RCRA materials are those that can be hazardous to people, animal, and the environment.

Non Hazardous Waste

Non Hazardous waste is waste which does not meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s definition of hazardous waste. This can include:

  • Groundwater
  • Non-Hazardous soil
  • Sediment from settling ponds
  • Wash or rinse waters
  • Asbestos (non-friable)
Universal waste

Universal Waste is waste which is produced in many households. They include materials such as:

  • batteries
  • computers
  • electronic devices
  • fluorescent lamps
  • televisions
  • thermostats and other equipment which contain mercury