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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.
common liquid waste disposal methods
03
Oct

7 Common Liquid Waste Disposal Methods 

If you work in an industry like manufacturing, construction or oil and gas, waste generation is an inevitable part of your everyday operations. Correct disposal is essential, and proper liquid waste management is particularly critical because of its potential for unexpected leaks, discharges and runoff.  Fortunately, many options exist for ensuring effective, responsible, compliant liquid...
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26
Sep

A Complete 10-Step Guide to Waste Management Planning

Most businesses want to be environmentally aware, responsible and sustainable. The global organization Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) reports that 52% of companies cite climate change as a “very significant” sustainability focus. Additionally, about 80% of the thousands of corporate members of the United Nations Global Compact have committed to working toward at least one of its sustainable development...
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19
Sep

What is a Modern Landfill?

Although individuals and corporations alike are making strides to reduce the amount of waste that goes into nationwide landfills, trash and by-products are still populating landfills. After reuse, recycling, and composting efforts, 54% of America’s municipal solid waste meets its final destination in a landfill. While landfill disposal is the least desirable option in the waste management hierarchy, it’s important to know how...
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how soil remediation benefits the environment
12
Sep

How Soil Remediation Benefits the Environment

Soil contamination, caused by human activity, harms the environment and threatens human health. Soil remediation targets these harmful contaminants to create safer, cleaner soil. Thanks to improvements in soil cleanup technology, inhospitable land areas are becoming once again useful for human and animal life. It’s essential to understand how soil remediation works and how it...
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how to choose an industrial waste management company
05
Sep

How to Choose an Industrial Waste Management Company For Your Business

Before you choose a waste management company to help you reduce, transport and dispose of your waste, you need information about the services that waste management companies offer. You also need to know how to choose the right partner for your business’ requirements. Finding a company that understands the general needs of business waste management...
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01
Sep

VLS acquires Safety Railway Service

VLS Environmental Solutions, LLC (“VLS” or the “Company”), a North American leader in delivering innovative environmental solutions supporting its clients in achieving their sustainability goals and a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, today announced that it has acquired Safety Railway Service (“SRS”). Based in Victoria, Texas, SRS provides full-service railcar repair and fabrication services...
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items you shouldn't dump in a dumpster
29
Aug

10 Items You Shouldn’t Toss into Your Dumpster

When you’re tackling a spring clean-up for your business, the amount of unwanted trash you accumulate can surprise you. Regular trash and waste removal can make it difficult to get rid of your waste, with limits on the number of bags and oversized items you can put out each week. Roll-off dumpsters are perfect for situations where you’re accumulating a lot of trash...
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22
Aug

What Industries Require Wastewater Treatment?

Wastewater treatment is a vital process for many different industries. Companies must carry it out responsibly to help keep the planet healthy and human populations safe. Total water use in the United States is estimated to be about 322 billion gallons a day, with industrial use accounting for almost half that amount. In 2017, U.S. industries...
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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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How to manage business waste disposal.
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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I Squared Captital logo with dark and light blue colors.
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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Disposing of used oil sustainably.
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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Benefits of industrial waste recycling.
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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