Announcing a New Look for InterACT: Branding ACTenviro Customer Portal

Announcing a New Look for InterACT: Branding ACTenviro Customer Portal

When we launched our portal, InterACT, earlier this year, we had one goal: to provide the very best online customer experience that you have come to expect from the people and services of ACTenviro. You have been among the first invited to use the portal and we hope you have found it useful and beneficial to your business. We have big ambitions for the portal so expect it continue to improve over time. That’s where you come in. As the first users your feedback has been and will continue to be invaluable. We want to make sure it is a tool that helps you in your business.

The initial name and logo, InterACT, was somewhat descriptive and was in line with the master brand. But it was too limiting. We needed to evolve it if we wanted to grow. We felt the portal as a customer facing platform and tool was deserving of its own identity as a sub-brand of ACTenviro.

Over the last few months, we embarked on a journey of self-discovery to understand InterACTs purpose, who it serves, and what the future could be.

What is a brand?

A brand is the representation of the essence of a company’s core beliefs. The master brand was redesigned in 2016 when ACT became known as ACTenviro. Its colors, shades blue and green, speak our core values and commitment to protecting the environment. A sub-brand under the master brand needs to reflect a similar ethos and pathos.

What is in a name?

Well, a lot actually. A name should have some meaning. It can be completely descriptive, or it can convey an emotion or concept. Without going into too much detail we thought you might like a little taste of how we did it and why Summit became the new identity.

What did it take?

We start with a list of what “it” does and its relationships. Then we brainstorm with various names, words, and acronyms.

It was important that the name was easy to pronounce and understand yet reflected the core attributes of the platform. The result was that we would name the portal Summit. The word itself is easy to say, spell, and understand by most. And, that checked a lot of boxes on our list of “must haves”.

The Summit Logo

The concept of a summit evokes a high vantage point, possibly mountainous terrain. The wordmark (font) is solid and strong. It is joined by a graphic element which reflects the image of a mountain range. The addition of what could be a water droplet is one thing that ties it back to the master logo for ACTenviro and our commitment to protecting the environment. The color palette is also carefully chosen to align with the master brand.

What’s next?

So, last month we launched our new name and look for the portal, a refined user interface, and dashboard. If you haven’t logged in yet you can check it out for yourself HERE. We hope you like it.

ACTenviro ranks No. 26 as one of San Diego’s Fastest Growing Private Companies!

We are excited to announce our feature as one of San Diego Business Journal’s Fastest Growing Medium Private Companies for 2020. As a champion of industry innovation, our San Diego branch serves as ACTenviro’s medical waste processing hub powered by our Microwave Disinfection System — the first of its kind in California to offer a waste-to-energy option. Thank you to our incredible San Diego team who continues to push for industry innovation, propelling our growth, and helping companies reach their sustainability goals along the way!

ACTenviro Ranks on the Inc. 5000 List for 2020!

We are immensely proud to announce that ACTenviro is once again on the annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. Making the list represents a unique look at ACTenviro and how we stay successful as an independent-small business. This list has every range of company on it from Fortune 50, to independent small businesses with twenty to twenty-five people. ACTenviro is proud to have made this annual list eleven years in a row!

As we always say, though it never gets old, this award belongs to each and every one of our employees in the ACT family, who have continued to uphold our core values and propel the company forward. This year in our 20th year of incorporation, a year that has had some unprecedented challenges, the passion and dedication of our team shines even brighter.

Flexible Online Options for Workplace Safety and Environmental Compliance Training

Now more than ever, we are learning that going to work can look different for everybody. With adjusted in-office employee schedules for the foreseeable future, we understand companies need flexible options for workplace safety and environmental compliance training. At ACTenviro, our training options embrace the idea that training doesn’t always have to take place in the office. Whether it’s in-person, live webinars, web-based training, or a combination of each, we can create the perfect program for your team. Click the here to get started.

ACTenviro’s Decontamination Services

When facing unprecedented challenges, it can be unclear how to ACT. Under the current circumstances, workplace contamination is a significant and pressing concern. Whether it’s proactive or reactive, ACTenviro’s Decontamination Services guarantee a safe and seamless return to work. ACTenviro continues to support and serve our fellow essential industries on the frontlines of this pandemic, ensuring their necessary operation and safety.

Additional COVID-19 Focused Services:

  • Preventative Decontamination Services
  • COVID-19 Decontamination Services
  • Providing field oversight of a contractor’s decontamination/sanitization activities
  • 24/7 Emergency Response Services
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Consulting Services
    • Back-Up HazMat Technician
    • Back-Up EH&S Roles
  • Continued Onsite Services with open communication
    • Federal Regulations l Regulatory Compliance

Contact your account manager or get a free quote

As an Essential Service Provider, ACTenviro Remains Open for Business

ACTenviro is here for you during this unprecedented and uncertain time. Our top priority is to continue to provide environmental services and emergency response needs to support your business and team’s safety. As an essential service provider during a pandemic response, ACTenviro is here to provide you with the following additional services:

  • Preventative Decontamination Services
  • COVID-19 Decontamination Services
  • Providing field oversight of a contractor’s decontamination/sanitization activities
  • 24/7 Emergency Response Services
  • Environmental, Health, and Safety Consulting Services
    • Back-Up HazMat Technician
    • Back-Up EH&S Roles
  • Web-Based Training
    • RCRA Hazardous Waste Awareness (basic)
    • CA Hazardous Waste Awareness (basic)
    • CA Hazardous Waste Management (advanced)
    • DOT for Signing a Manifest
    • Medical Waste Management
    • Other environmental compliance and OSHA workplace safety classes
  • Continued Onsite Services with open communication
    • Federal Regulations l Regulatory Compliance

Please email [email protected] or call (866) 333-9222 for more information. Or request a free quote here.

Safety Is Our Highest Priority, and We Have the Trophy To Prove It

We couldn’t be prouder to have claimed the annual Highest Fleet Winner award from our trucking insurance program group captive! The hardware in the picture is ours to keep and display for a year – just like the Stanley Cup.

This group shot of our San Jose branch and Corporate team members encapsulates several of the factors that put us in position to win awards like this one:

  • Safety is the first of ACTenviro’s core values (“The foundation of our culture – not a goal, an expectation.”)
  • We have a named safety program, proACTive, as shown on the banner that drivers see each time they exit our yard
  • proACTive has four cores of its own, which are represented by the acronym I CARE:
    • Involvement
    • Commitment
    • Accountability & Rewards
    • Expectations
  • Further to the Commitment point, the picture was taken after one of our frequent, branch-wide safety meetings
  • The trophy itself is being held up by Nicole Martinez, one of the co-chairs of our San Jose branch’s employee-led safety committee

We at ACTenviro have a lot to celebrate over the holiday season, but nothing is worthier of celebration than sending our employees home safe to their families at the end of each workday. To everyone who had a hand in us winning this award, congratulations!

Preparing RCRA LQG 2019 Biennial Reports – We’re Here if You Need Us

Federal regulations require all RCRA hazardous waste Large Quantity Generators (LQGs) to submit a report, every 2 years, summarizing the waste they generated and where it went. This “Biennial Report” is due by March 1 of each even-numbered year, and it covers hazardous waste generated the previous year (2019, this go-round).

You may ask, “How do I know whether this applies to me?” Simple:

  • You are a RCRA LQG if your site generates in any month more than 1,000 kilograms of hazardous waste, more than 1 kg of acutely hazardous (P-list) waste or more than 100 kg of acute hazardous waste spill debris or residue.
  • Only RCRA hazardous waste counts towards this total, not non-RCRA waste (for California generators), universal waste or medical waste.

The Biennial Report includes the EPA Site Identification (Site ID) form for your site plus one “waste generation and management” (GM) form for each RCRA waste generated, with certain exclusions and exceptions. More information on the forms and reporting requirements can be found at

For California generators, Biennial Reports must be submitted through the EPA RCRAInfo system ( Other states may have different requirements for submittal. Whatever your state, reports for 2019 activities are due by March 1, 2020, so it’s high time to start preparing and gathering your hazardous waste information!

If you have any questions or, better yet, would like assistance preparing your 2019 Biennial Report, please reach out to your ACTenviro account manager. If you don’t already have an account manager, email us at [email protected] and we will route you to the appropriate person.

– James Kapin, head of the ACTenviro EMS team