The Institute for Environmental Assessment, Inc. (IEA) is one of the largest environmental consulting firms in the Midwest. Since our founding in 1984, we have developed programs that plan for the identification, removal and disposal of hazardous waste. Our clients in these matters include schools and school districts, hospitals, commercial building owners and government agencies. Our knowledge of local, state and federal regulations allows us to design effective and budget-sensitive plans for managing hazardous waste.
Hazardous waste can be generated by medical facilities, construction projects, manufacturing operations and a host of other activities. Few organizations have the resources and knowledge to address issues related to waste generated by the business, a renovation project or medical procedures. IEA staff can identify, evaluate and recommend a correct waste disposal method. We arrange for removal and disposal by a licensed waste hauler or disposal facility and manage all issues related to hazardous material so that the client remains free to operate the business, agency or medical facility.
IEA can undertake a variety of hazardous waste services, including:
- Waste characterization studies, including data collection and analysis
- Written plans and management strategies for hazardous waste removal and remediation
- Develop plans for source reduction that can include product substitution, process changes and collection procedures
- Arrange for third-party laboratory analysis and evaluation
- Arrange for labpacks, collection, disposal, fuels blending and recycling
- Compliance assessment
Addressing the issues raised by the presence of hazardous waste on a property is not only good environmental stewardship; in many instances, it is required by law. Failure to comply with regulations leaves organizations vulnerable to civil and criminal charges. Legal action damages reputations and diverts resources needed elsewhere. Our staff is able to judge the client’s legal liability during the risk assessment portion of a project.