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VLS is an industry leader in Waste to Energy and Recycling. Our clients rely on us to provide comprehensive solutions to their waste management challenges, from reducing costs to achieving long-term sustainability goals. Our network of operating facilities, dedicated customer service teams, and strong transportation partnerships enable us to efficiently and effectively respond to our clients’ needs nationwide.
minimizing liability
15
Aug

Minimizing Liability Through Waste Disposal

Running a manufacturing facility, oil and gas refinery, pharmaceutical company or food-processing plant — among other operations — generates a tremendous amount of waste, particularly chemical waste. Much of that waste is hazardous. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that between 2001 and 2015, the United States produced approximately 20 to 29 million tons of...
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ways to foster a more sustainable business
08
Aug

19 Ways to Foster a More Sustainable Business

Today, it’s critical for companies to practice environmental stewardship. Consumers want products made from sustainable materials, and employees want to work for ethical companies. Even investors are jumping on board, filling their portfolios with companies that follow environmental, social and governance principles. Besides being a hot-button issue, many eco-friendly initiatives also save companies money. With...
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waste climate footprint
01
Aug

Waste & Climate: Reducing Your Footprint

When your business is planning for materials purchasing and waste disposal, it’s important to consider the environment and the climate — and to think about how you can limit your consumption and waste production and reduce your carbon footprint. If resource consumption continues according to historical trends, global resource extraction could balloon to 190 billion tons a...
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Featured environmental managers
25
Jul

What Environmental Managers Need to Know About Business Waste Disposal

The roles of environmental managers are essential to ensuring that business operations avoid noncompliance issues with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waste requirements. By focusing on environmental waste management, you can reduce the amount of waste produced by your business, making it more efficient, less wasteful and more responsible towards the environment. To meet these goals,...
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20
Jul

I Squared Capital to Acquire VLS Environmental Solutions, a Leading Sustainability Solutions and ESG-Friendly Waste Services Company in North America, From Aurora Capital Partners

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–I Squared Capital, a leading global infrastructure investment manager, announced today that it has signed a definitive agreement, through its ISQ Global Infrastructure Fund III, to acquire VLS Environmental Solutions (“VLS”) from Aurora Capital Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm. VLS provides mission-critical, customized waste and specialty cleaning and repair services to a...
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18
Jul

How to Properly Dispose of Used Oil

Today, environmental awareness, responsibility and sustainability are key concerns for any business. Industries that generate potentially harmful waste products, such as used oil, require careful adherence to cross-industry standards. Such standards ensure the safest, cleanest environment possible. As a modern business, understanding how to define, store, recycle and dispose of used oil should be one of...
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11
Jul

7 Ways to Benefit from Industrial Waste Recycling

We’ve long ago learned the motto: Recycle, Reduce, and Reuse. And it’s easy to apply on a personal level. Using a refillable water bottle instead of plastic, bundling your newspapers and cardboard for recycling, or even refurbishing old furniture or electronics. But when we take a look at our workplace and the waste stream created within,...
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05
Jul

Hazardous vs. Non-Hazardous Waste — What’s the Difference? 

Industries produce many types of hazardous and non-hazardous waste, and knowing what to do with waste products can be tricky. Every year, the United States generates about 7.6 billion tons of industrial waste, and it all has to go somewhere. But what are the different types of waste, and how should you handle them? In this guide, we’ll...
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Wade Grundmeyer - VLS Regional Vice President Marine Services
20
Jan

Wade Grundmeyer joins VLS

VLS Recovery Services, LLC Announces Wade Grundmeyer as Regional Vice President of Marine SELA HOUSTON, Texas, (January 20, 2022) – VLS Recovery Services, LLC (“VLS” or the “Company”), the North American leader in delivering innovative environmental solutions that support our clients in achieving their sustainability goals, today announced that Wade Grundmeyer has been named Regional...
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Bike build 2021
28
Dec

Salvation Army Donation

During the annual VLS leadership meeting, held this year in Woodlands, TX, the team partnered with Experience Houston, A Hosts Global Member. In the spirit of the season, they worked together to build 20 bikes that were then donated to the Salvation Army. What a great way to stay grounded in giving back while recommitting to being...
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Gabriel Villasmil
28
Sep

Gabriel Villasmil joins VLS

HOUSTON, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — VLS Recovery Services, LLC (“VLS” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Aurora Capital Partners and the North American leader in delivering innovative environmental solutions that support clients in achieving their sustainability goals, today announced that Gabriel Villasmil has been named Vice President of Corporate Business Development. Villasmil has more than 10 years...
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24
Sep

Inaugural ESG Report

VLS celebrates Environmental Awareness Month with our very first Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) report! This 2020 calendar year report begins our journey of tracking milestones and goals towards becoming a Sustainable company. Our mission is to deliver innovative environmental solutions that support our clients in achieving their sustainability goals. We believe that begins by...
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vls acquires erc
21
Sep

VLS acquires ERC

VLS Recovery Services, LLC, a Portfolio Company of Aurora Capital Partners, Expands Waste Services into the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic with Acquisition of ERC HOUSTON, Texas, (September 21, 2021) – VLS Recovery Services, LLC (“VLS” or the “Company”), the North American leader in waste management services, railcar cleaning, and barge cleaning and repair services, today announced...
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Sources of fires at waste management facilities
04
Aug

Lithium Ion batteries

July 2021, EPA published a report named “An Analysis of Lithium-ion Battery Fires in Waste Management and Recycling.” It provides detailed information on the battery, causes and impacts, and many incidents described in detail. The danger of Lithium Ion batteries (LIB) stems from the designed use of the battery itself. The dense design of LIB...
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korn ferry bmw charity
18
May

Korn Ferry Tour BMW Pro-Am

We are excited to partner with Univar Solutions to provide Zero Waste services at the Korn Ferry Tour BMW Pro-Am June 10-13, 2021. Learn More About Waste-to-Energy Waste-to-EnergyZero Waste Solutions in Alabama Railcar Cleaning and Repair in Baytown, TX Waste Processing Facility in Debord, KY Waste Processing Facility in Mauldin, SC Waste Processing Facility in...
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