ACTenviro is a forward-thinking solution provider, and that principle underlies our sustainable approach to everything we do. Keeping one eye on the future ensures we continually focus on protecting people, promoting health, and safeguarding the planet’s natural spaces.
As part of our commitment, we manage our internal operations in ways that are both socially and ecologically responsible. We constantly search for new innovations that will help our customers and our team minimize environmental impact and sustain healthy communities. ACTenviro is ranked in the top 100 recyclers in the United States by Waste Today due to our cutting-edge technologies that divert material away from landfills.
ACTenviro specializes in recycling all types of waste to maximize the use of natural resources and keep hazardous materials out of landfills. Our emphasis on recycling and re-use is a key resource for ACTenviro customers committed to waste minimization, good product stewardship and the Responsible Care®.
In 2021, ACTenviro worked with our customers to recycle or recover over 63 million pounds (over 58%) of the hazardous waste that we manage. Decisions regarding disposal options (and associated) costs are up to the customer, however, ACTenviro can support this high level of hazardous waste recycling through our in-depth industry knowledge and our wide network of vendors, which allows us to provide customers a wide range of options.
ACTenviro began participating in the PaintCare program late in 2020. PaintCare is a non-profit stewardship organization created by the American Coatings Association in 2009 that designs and operates the paint recycling program on behalf of paint manufacturers. Operating across the country, PaintCare maintains a network of dedicated collection sites and paint retail locations to support recycling of waste architectural paint (latex and oil-based). Collected paint is reused or donated as-is, used to create recycled-content paint, or (if not suitable for those purposes) used in asphalt blends, as landscaping material or fuel for cement kilns.
A prime example of ACTenviro’s sustainability-minded approach to waste management is our Microwave Disinfection Units (MDUs), two machines installed in 2016 and 2017 and located in our Escondido (San Diego-area) branch. The MDUs are the first of their kind in California and offer a waste-to-energy option for the processing of regulated medical waste.
Learn more about our medical waste processing services here.
Universal wastes, including fluorescent lamps, batteries and similar wastes are a subset of regulated hazardous wastes and must be recycled or recovered to prevent landfill disposal and potential environmental damage. ACTenviro offers a sustainable solution for electronic waste to convert unwanted or unusable materials into marketable materials.
Learn more about our universal waste processing here.