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Waste Disposal & Waste Management: Reading

Waste Disposal & Waste Management: Reading

Based in Reading, Pennsylvania since its founding in 1988, there is no company that can help you with your local waste management needs better than Elk Environmental Services. Elk’s nearly 30 years of industry experience builds on the strong foundation of its parent company, the Empire Group (formerly Empire Wrecking). Formed in 1955, Empire just celebrated 60 years of satisfied customer service.

Whether you are a large or a small company or municipality looking for waste disposal services, Elk can provide a solution or streamline your existing waste disposal process. We work with both hazardous and non-hazardous waste including sludge, solids, and liquids. Our environmental experts have years in the industry and are ready to analyze, pack, and transport material in full regulatory compliance.
Contact Elk Environmental to learn about how we can help with any job, small or large.


-Hazardous and Non-hazardous Transportation & Waste Disposal
-Waste Sampling & Analysis
-Waste Characterization & Classification
-Hazardous Waste Determination and/or Document Preparation
-Hazardous Waste Generator Compliance Monitoring
-Construction Debris Disposal
-Drum & Roll-off Rental / Service
-Medical Waste Disposal
-Vacuum Services
-Waste Consolidation & Re-packing
-Waste Minimization
-Waste Process Review & Modification


Treatment Options
-Beneficial Reuse
-Wastewater Treatment
-Fuels Blending
-Solvent Distillation
-Chemical, Physical, Biological Treatment


Flexibility & Reliability
Along with providing turnkey services for our clients, Elk also emphasizes customization for each company we work with. Our field professionals can assess a company’s waste streams to identify potential areas to save money, consolidate, and minimize waste, making sure to emphasize sustainable solutions when it is economically beneficial.


The Presvac
Elk commands a fleet of vacuum trucks. The service capabilities provided by our Presvac vacuum truck are substantial. This vacuum truck, with its high volume blower attachment, is designed and built to handle sludges, solids, and liquids. The Presvac can be used with a secondary containment vessel, such as a vacuum box, or elevated and opened to dump solids. Its state-of-the-art filter system enables the unit to handle both hazardous and non-hazardous materials while minimizing the release of air-borne particles. The Presvac has a capacity of 3,200 gallons and can haul approximately 2,200 gallons over the road.


Tank Management
Elk offers comprehensive storage tank management services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients. Our certified and experienced field professionals can handle all aspects of tank management, from subsurface site investigation for leaks to tank removal and disposal. We carry necessary licenses and insurances and adhere to strict federal, state, and local regulations. Elk is DEP certified in AMR and UMR. (AMR: Above ground storage tank Modification/Removal UMR: Underground storage tank Modification/Removal)


Tank Management Services
• Site Assessment & Consultation
• Subsurface Investigation for Leaks
• Precision Tank & Line Testing
• Tank Cleaning, Maintenance, & Repair (No Size Limit)
• In-place Tank Closure
• Tank Removal & Disposal
• Liquid Pump-out & Disposal
• Soil Excavation


Emergency Response
Elk also offers a 24-hour Emergency Response phone line that can protect your company in its dealings with chemicals. We can put your company at ease in their dealings with hazardous and non-hazardous materials. Elk offers free ER Contracts that allow us to respond rapidly in the unfortunate case of an emergency spill.


Contact Elk Today
Strategically located in the heart of Berks County, Elk has the knowledge of a local company and the experience of a national one. See how our team’s 200 years of combined environmental knowledge can serve you today. We are available by email at info@elkenv.com and by phone at 610-372-4760.