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About Elk

Company Overview

Elk Environmental Services is a Pennsylvania-based, privately-owned company with almost 30 years of experience in the environmental industry. We are dedicated to offering turnkey services while maintaining a high degree of reliability, environmental compliance, and integrity.

Elk is the single solution for all of your environmental needs; we offer a complete spectrum of services including 24-hour emergency response, waste management, remediation, demolition, field services, industrial cleaning, tank management, lab packing, and compliance training. We own, operate, and maintain an extensive fleet and equipment line, allowing for schedule flexibility so we can provide faster, more economical service. Elk Environmental Services adheres to strict federal, state, and local regulations and all of our field professionals are 40-hour employees, OSHA-trained, and equipped to work on a full range of union and non-union projects.

We know your firm is subject to a myriad of rules and regulations at every level. We provide the assurance of effective, comprehensive service while demonstrating complete dedication to managing your environmental concerns - expeditiously, professionally, and ethically.
Courtesy of John Secoges | For the past 10 years, Ron Lutz has worked as a driver for Elk Environmental Services, an Empire Group company. Lutz drives a vacuum truck, built to transport hazardous and nonhazardous waste.

Courtesy of John Secoges | For the past 10 years, Ron Lutz has worked as a driver for Elk Environmental Services, an Empire Group company. Lutz drives a vacuum truck, built to transport hazardous and non-hazardous waste.

FACILITIES

Elk Environmental Services conducts corporate operations at 1420 Clarion St., Reading, PA 19601. We also maintain the Elk Training Center at this location.

Additionally, Elk owns and operates a secure fleet and storage facility. A hazardous and non-hazardous 10-day permit allows us to store drum waste at this location, providing you with fast and economical drum disposal services.

The Elk Oil & Gas Division is located at 31305 Route 6, Wysox, PA 18854. The Wysox office serves producers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas industry with transportation and disposal of waste and industrial cleaning services.

Elk works closely with sister company, Berks Transfer, a waste and recycling transfer facility built to accept 1,000 tons of waste per day. Berks Transfer accepts municipal solid waste, construction and demolition debris, liquid waste, and solid residual waste. Berks Transfer also rents dumpsters, and provides solidification of liquid residual wastes.

SERVICE AREA

Elk is strategically located to serve our clients in Pennsylvania and the mid-Atlantic states. Expert crews at our two locations – in Reading, PA, and Wysox, PA – command a fleet of vacuum trucks and other vehicles. Elk’s expert staff provides services including 24-hour emergency response, environmental remediation, waste management, field services, lab packing, industrial cleaning, and storage tank removal. The Elk Oil & Gas Division serves producers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas industry with transportation and disposal of waste and industrial cleaning services.

Elk maintains numerous state, city, county, and township licenses which enable us to perform services in many geographic regions.

Elk also offers more than 40 safety and compliance training programs, which can be delivered to your facility, anywhere in the country.

Elk works closely with the other five subsidiary companies within the Empire Group to provide clients with services including demolition, excavation, utility repairs, directional drilling, and transportation.
2 Strategic Locations:
Reading, PA & Wysox, PA

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This photo was taken in 1959, in a jewelry store in Allentown. Harry
1959 - Harry "Whitey" O'Neill Jr., the founder of Empire Wrecking, center. Empire Wrecking Co. was the first Empire company. Now the Empire Group includes 6 companies and more than 200 employees.

HISTORY

Elk Environmental Services was founded in 1988 by the Empire Group, as an environmental waste transportation company to complement their already successful demolition and excavation business, Empire Services, founded in 1955 as Empire Wrecking.

Since beginning operations in 1988, Elk Environmental quickly evolved into a full-service industrial and environmental remediation and waste management services firm. For almost 30 years, Elk continued to grow – broadening its line of services, expanding its service area, building an experienced team, and attaining additional licenses and certifications.

Today, Elk serves clients throughout Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic states. Elk’s expert staff provides services including 24-hour emergency response, environmental remediation, waste management, field services, industrial cleaning, vacuum truck services, storage tank removal, hazardous and non-hazardous transportation and disposal, lab packing, and more than 40 safety and compliance training courses.

In 2011, the company added the Elk Oil & Gas Division, which operates from an office in the Williamsport, PA, area. The Elk Oil & Gas Division serves producers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale oil and gas industry with transportation and disposal of waste and industrial cleaning services.

Elk works closely with the other five subsidiary companies within the Empire Group to provide clients with services including demolition, excavation, utility repairs, directional drilling, and transportation.

Testimonials

"My overall experience with Elk has always been very good. Elk has very professional employees, fair pricing, and I have a great deal of trust in them to do things correctly the first time."

- Jim N

"Overall, the crew was easy to work with. They followed our safety policies. This is huge! The crew and on-site supervisors were very responsive to our requests..."

- Brent S.

"[Elk] was prompt and was onsite when they said they would be. They also began working right away and finished the job on time. We also had questions ... and our account manager got back to me right away!"

- Bridget S.

"We have been very satisfied with Elk's service. Your account manager, on-site personnel, support staff, chemists, etc. have always been very helpful and responsive to our needs. I would like to congratulate your company for your excellent service and top notch appearance of all your personnel and vehicles."

- James M